Since its founding in 1948 by local landowners and workers, the Round Hill Volunteer Fire Company has been a welcome and comforting presence for the backcountry community in the response time to fires and other emergencies. It was originally housed in an old estate barn until 1957 when the current firehouse was built on Old Mill Road. It has not been renovated in 40 years, and the RHVFC still remains the only 100% all-volunteer fire company in Greenwich.
The 2023 proposed plan for a much-needed complete overhaul of the firehouse appears to be moving forward. The Greenwich Time on 7/29/2022 reported the CT State Bond Commission is expected to approve $500,000 for keeping the project on track. The plan has the support of the town which will contribute funding along with other fundraising contributions for the total cost of the project. According to the paper, First Selectman Fred Camillo, state representative Stephen Meskers D-Greenwich, and Governor Ned Lamont are all supporting the proposal.
The comprehensive renovation plan includes upgrades to the electrical system, generator, and boiler; remediating lead paint and asbestos; a new vehicle exhaust ventilation system; and upgrades to dormitories, bathrooms, and living areas. in addition, the station will be brought into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and health standards.