There are fewer Danbury volunteer firefighters and the City continues to look into consolidation of some of the fire companies. Meanwhile Germantown volunteer firefighters have been working with Beaver Brook, Padanaram Hose and Water Witch Hose. As part of that effort, the companies are looking into how to most effectively use their equipment during emergency responses. Germantown recently sold an engine/tanker and a rescue truck. They still have a 2008 engine/tanker. Danbury has a combination fire department, with five career and a dozen volunteer stations.