The Town of Barkhamsted has one elementary school located in the village of Pleasant Valley. Our high school and middle school students attend Northwestern Regional 7 with students from three neighboring towns.

Emergency Services

There are three fire departments located in Barkhamsted. The Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department, Riverton Volunteer Fire Company, and Barkhamsted East Volunteer Fire Company. The town employs one paid daytime driver/firefighter to assist the volunteers during normal work hours.

Emergency medical care is provided by the Winsted Area Ambulance Association, the New Hartford Volunteer Ambulance Association, and a Campion Paramedic. Both Winsted and New Hartford are non-profit volunteer based services.

  • DIAL 911 for all Emergencies (Police, Fire, Ambulance)

For routine police calls:

Barkhamsted Resident State Trooper:TFC James Bonetti (860) 379-8782
Connecticut State PoliceTroop B1-800-497-0403

For routine fire department or medical business:

Barkhamsted Fire DistrictRichard Winn(860) 738-9254   
Barkhamsted Fire Marshal William Baldwin (860) 601-8940 
Barkhamsted East Fire Dept.Chief Stephen Elovirta(860) 379-6598  
Pleasant Valley Fire Dept.  Chief James Shanley(860) 738-8965 
Riverton Vol. Fire CompanyChief Larry Gillen   (860) 379-7473
Emergency Management Director  James Shanley (860) 379-8285
Winsted Ambulance AssociationJohn Whalen  (860) 379-6596 
New Hartford Ambulance Rita Wabrek(860) 379-6060

For Animal Control: 

Animal Control OfficerLes Archer(860) 309-7228 
Assistant Animal ControlDan LaPlante(860) 866-8020

Human Services:

Emergency Fuel AssistanceDebra Brydon (860) 379-1314
Farmington Valley Health District (860) 352-2333

FVHD Barkhamsted Representative: Debra Brydon 10/22/17 to 12/31/2020

Municipal Agent for the Elderly:

Cynthia Eastman Williams      (860) 379-2063

Housatonic Mental Health Center:
Jeannette Jakubiak 379-8561
71 Spencer Street
Winsted CT, 06098

Public Works:

Highway Garage:Richard Novak, Highway Supervisor(860) 379-1888
Regional Refuse Disposal District #1Debbie Angell(860) 379-1972
Dial-A-Ride*Northwestern CT Transit District 1-866-906-RIDE(7433)

*Open to the public in the 16 towns throughout Northwest CT

Recreation Department:

  • Recreation News
  • For information regarding our programs and activities call the Recreation Department at 379-2895.