The Dighton Fire Department serves the town of Dighton, Massachusetts and its approximately 8,200 residents. The department’s area of responsibility is 22 miles of land and .58 miles of water. The department was established in 1910.
The Dighton Fire Department is led by Chief Christopher Maguy who was appointed to the position by the Dighton Board of Selectmen in October 2017. The roster of more than 35 includes a Chief, Deputy Chief, Captain, four lieutenants, firefighters, paramedics, EMTs, EMT-Bs, and an administrative assistant. Department apparatus include several incident command vehicles, three fire engines, a rescue truck, a ladder truck, two ambulances, and several rugged forestry vehicles.
The Dighton Fire Department protects life and property in Dighton by fighting fires and providing emergency medical response; offering inspections; installing child car seats; and educating kids and seniors about fire safety. In addition the department is invested in the community participating in a variety of volunteer events throughout the year, including the MDA Fill the Boot and the Pan Mass Challenge, and inspiring the next generation of firefighters through the Junior Firefighter program.