The town of Barkhamsted has one elementary school located in the village of Pleasant Valley. Its high school and middle school students attend Northwestern Regional 7 with students from three neighboring towns.
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 379-8782
Connecticut State Police Troop B 1-800-497-0403
For routine fire department business:
Barkhamsted Fire District Richard Winn 738-9254
Barkhamsted Fire Marshal William Baldwin 601-8940
Barkhamsted East Fire Dept. Chief Stephen Elovirta 379-6598
Pleasant Valley Fire Dept. Chief James Shanley 738-8965
Riverton Vol. Fire Company Chief Larry Gillen 379-7473
Emergency Management Director James Shanley 379-8285
Winsted Ambulance Association John Whalen 379 -6596
New Hartford Ambulance Rita Wabrek 379-6060
Animal Control Officer Les Archer 860 -309-7228
Assistant Animal Control Ronald Bessette 738-0114
Assistant Animal Control Dan LaPlante 489-0490