Rutland Fire Brigade Building Restoration Project
You may know us best as the last float in the 4th of July Parade, but the Rutland Volunteer Fire Brigade is more than a bunch of guys having fun in a parade. Over the years our events (golf tournament, chicken barbecue, chowder/chili challenge and others) have enabled us to fund major support for the fire department in their commitment to provide a safe community for all of us. In addition, we also support many other beneficial community projects. The Rutland Volunteer Fire Brigade has helped to protect and improve the Town of Rutland since 1894.
Now we need your help in restoring the Old Fire Station at 286 Main Street. For a number of years, we have done bits and pieces to restore this building. In 2014, with the assistance of (former) Senator Stephen Brewer, we were awarded a state grant to begin a comprehensive restoration of the building. Our goal in restoring Rutland’s oldest public building is to save this community treasure, to house and showcase firefighting memorabilia, and to have Converse Hall as a meeting place for community leadership groups.
There is still much work to be done, so please help us complete the restoration. Your contributions are tax deductible, as we are an IRS 501(c)(3) organization.
You can send your checks, made out to "Rutland Volunteer Fire Brigade", to 240 Main Street, Rutland MA 01543, attention to the RVFB Treasurer -- or, you can use the "Donate" button below.
RVFB members, including Captain Randy Jordan, Secretary John Pajka and Treasurer Paul Willson, hosted a kick-off dinner at Val's restaurant in Holden MA in April 2015.