aThe Fire Department serves a population of 18,000 citizens who live within the Willimantic Service District of 4.5 square miles. The Department consists of a chief, deputy chief and 28 firefighters who are all full time personnel. The firefighters each work 42 hours per week, and the Department is staffed 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. The Fire Department also protects the Eastern Connecticut State University 100 acre campus with over 5,500 students.