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About the Fairfield Fire Department
The Fairfield (Connecticut) Fire Department responded to over
eight thousand six
hundred (8400+) calls for help during 2014. Those calls for help occurred throughout
the entire 32 square miles of Fairfield, at all times of the day and night, and in all
weather conditions, including severe storms and floods.
The Fairfield Fire Department responds to more than just fires. Emergency
medical calls ranging from cardiac arrest to childbirth are just a few of the
medical emergencies we respond to. The Fairfield Fire Department has been
designated by the State Department of Emergency Medical Services as the
Emergency First Responder in our community. In addition to basic level care,
Fairfield's Firefighters are also trained to
utilize defibrillators as well as administer medication for patients having
reactions. Many Connecticut fire departments don't respond to emergency medical calls,
they are handled by an outside service at an additional expense to the community.
The Fairfield Fire Department is a founding member of the
Hazardous Materials Response Team. Many fire departments do not respond to hazardous
materials incidents, regardless of the emergency nature. Those towns and cities are forced
to have private contractors on retainer, and pay handily.
Fairfield Firefighters also train for Specialized Rescue Operations. Known
as "SPECOPS," members of the department train for confined space rescue as
well as other technical rescue emergencies. This training is continuous and
When measured against any fire department, the Town of Fairfield gets the
most service out of their firefighters. Additionally, the services rendered by the
Fairfield Fire Department go well beyond emergency response.
Armed with knowledge, equipment and training, Fairfield Fire Fighters managed
many reports of domestic terrorism. The Fairfield Fire Department continues
to prepare for such homeland defense missions.
Thousands of other responses for public need are not reflected in the above statistics.
Many of these non-emergency activities help reduce the number of emergency calls for help
from our citizens. Smoke Detector Surveys, fire safety education of the public and private
school children, fire inspections, pre-fire planning, O.S.H.A. mandated training of
firefighters, police officers, public works employees and school maintenance staff, and
many other efforts now make up the daily routine within our organization.
Fairfield Firefighters IAFF Local 1426
Fairfield Fire Department would like to
welcome our newest member, Deputy
Chief Kyran Dunn.
Chief Dunn was
appointed Deputy Chief of the Fairfield Fire Department in March 2015.
started his fire service career with the Yonkers, NY Fire Department in
1981, was promoted to Lieutenant in 1986, Captain in 1993 and Assistant
Chief in 1999. He holds a B.A. degree from Fordham University, a B.S. (Fire
Administration) from the State University of New York and a J.D.
from Pace University.
Chief Dunn had been assigned to E305, E306, SQ1, L74 and commanded Fire
Station 6 and Battalion 2. He also served as Chief of Staff and Acting
Chief of Operations. He was the Departmentís Liaison for Information
Technology for over a decade and administered its Records Management
System. He instructed Probationary Firefighter Classes, Hazardous Materials
Courses and Officer Training courses for the Department and authored several
of the Department's Standard Operating Guidelines. He has been a NY State
EMT-D since 1988.
Chief Dunn has
been a member of APCO's Data Transfer Committee and served from 1997 to 2004
as an Adjunct in SUNY Empire State College's Fire Administration
Program. He holds a Class 1 Award, a Class B award, several unit citations
and Letters of Commendation and has received the Exchange Club Firefighter
of the Year twice.
grandfather and father were Yonkers Firefighters and his son and his brother
are currently members of the Department.