East Hardwick Fire District #1 is a municipal corporation formed under Vernont Statutes, Title 20, Chapter 171. Fire districts are established for the purpose of managing certain functions of town government that are not available throughout the entire town. Since the Town of Hardwick has assumed fire protection services, the function of EHFD#1 is limited to operating and maintaining municipal water service for East Hardwick Village. It does this through a Prudential Committee comprised of five members elected by rate payers who receive water service. Current members of the Prudential Committee are:
Regular meetings of EHFD#1 are held at 7:00 PM on the second Tuesday of each month at the East Hardwick Congregational Church. Special meetings will be noted here and warned one month in advance with postings at the East Hardwick post office, D&L Market, and Front Porch Forum.