Emergency Medical Services

Organized in 1947, the Bristol Rescue Squad, later changing its name to the Division of Emergency Medical Services, was formed under the Bristol Fire Department to provide comprehensive, state of the art pre-hospital care to the sick and injured citizens of Bristol, Rhode Island.

The dedicated men and women, consisting of Emergency Medical Responders, Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT), Advance Technicians, and Paramedics effectively respond to over 2,800 EMS calls per year, making Bristol one of the busiest volunteer EMS services in the State of Rhode Island.

Bristol also provides its surrounding municipalities with mutual aid, public education, outreach, and other community orientated programs.


Frequently Asked Questions


Contact Us

Fire Headquarters Address: 4 Annawamscutt Drive, Bristol, RI 02809
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday | 8:00AM – 4:00PM

Michael Demello

Fire Chief

Phone: (401)-253-6912

Robert Ferguson

Fire Marshal

Phone: (401)-253-6912

Courtney Lancaster

FF/EMT Administration

Phone: (401)-253-6912

James Vieira

Battalion Chief

Phone: (401)-253-6912