Burlington Fire Department

Station 2


Station 2

John D. Boardman Station

132 North Avenue


The Firehouse: Completed in 1980, Station Two houses Ladder 2, Ambulance 2, the reserve Engine 6, UTV 2, Car 4, Car 6, and the Fire Investigation Unit.  Station 2 responds first due to the Old North End of Burlington which contain single family homes, apartment buildings, commercial properties, a state highway, and several schools. A total of 7 firefighters and two battalion chiefs operate out of this firehouse. This station also provides a large training room for department classes and is the home to the EMS equipment cache. 


2017 E-One HP 75' Straight Stick with 1500gpm pump and 450 Gallons of Water


Ladder 2 is a 75' Ladder truck that is staffed with three firefighters serving the Old North End. This company is capable of fire suppression, paramedic level emergency medicine, ice water rescue, high and low angle rope rescue and tactical ems. Ladder 2 has proudly been stationed in the heart of the Old North End for the last 134 years. 



2014 Ford F450 chassis with Osage ambulance body     

Ambulance 2 is a fully paramedic equipped ambulance running just under 2,800 calls a year. Two firefighters ride on this truck every day providing EMS to Burlington and the surrounding community through mutual aid agreements. The ambulance personnel often are one of the first arriving apparatus on the scene of a building fire and frequently assist the engine companies with fire attack as well as ladder companies with search and rescue.

Station 2 also houses the Training Office, as well as classroom, and the Office of the City Fire Marshal. 


Station 2 is dedicated to the brave members of the Burlington Fire Department who have made the supreme sacrifice and died in the line of duty:

                                   Firefighter        Scott L. Allen

                                    Deputy Chief   George K. Carty

                                    Firefighter        Frank S. Osicky

                                   Captain             Joseph J. Linnan


                             Lieutenant       Steven N. "Vinny" Costello       

LT. STEVEN N. COSTELLO of Ladder Company 2 Burlington, Vermont Local 3044 died in the line of duty on Friday, July 30, 2010 at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vermont at the age of 46. He was a 23-year veteran of the Burlington Fire Department. Steve started his firefighting career as a volunteer with the Colchester Center, Vermont Fire Department and was hired on Nov. 23, 1987 by the Burlington Fire Department. Steve was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant on October 25, 2004. On July 9, 2009 Lt. Costello transferred to Ladder company 2 B-shift. This position and station was the spot he had always wanted. Steve had spent the majority of his career at Station 2 on both Rescue and then the Ladder. Station 2 was considered his home away from home. To this day, Ladder 2 proudly carries his fire department number, 86, as a tribute to his service and a memorial for his memory.