The Crystal Lake Fire Department provides fire and emergency services to the Crystal Lake area and surrounding…More communities. It covers about nine square miles of Ellington.
The department is prepared for cold water rescues, water surface awareness, and off road and hazardous material emergencies in addition to the regular duties of fighting fires. The department also responds to any car accident or other medical emergency.
The Crystal Lake Fire Department has engine trucks, trucks that carry water, a light rescue and dive team truck, a forestry truck, a rescue boat and some other service vehicles. The department has a dive team that dives with the Tolland County Divers.
The Crystal Lake Volunteer Fire Company No. 2, Inc. was organized on August 27, 1934 and had 35 charter members. There is currently a junior program for 16 through 18 years old who are interested in becoming firefighters.