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The Fairfield Fire Department is on duty 24/7/365

All of Fairfield's 5 fire districts are normally staffed with career fire personnel.

The table below represents the fire districts on the map of Fairfield (below):

Fire District - Shown by color

Fire Protection is divided into districts. Districts date back many years and were originally based on how far the horses could pull the early fire pumpers. We still use fire districts when dispatching although they have been adjusted for the capabilities of modern fire apparatus and tactics.

  Companies Assigned to each station -

The term "company" includes the vehicle, personnel and equipment. Different companies perform different functions (tasks) at an emergency.

  Personnel Assigned -

The effectiveness of a company is completely dependant on the number of personnel available to drive the truck to an emergency, use the equipment and hose lines, and operate the truck. Each station has a company officer while all units are overseen by a Shift Commander.

Purple - Downtown and Beach (Reef Rd)   Engine 1

Ladder 1

  1 Lieutenant and 2 firefighters

3 Firefighters

Blue - Jennings and Tunxis Hill   Car 3 - Town Wide Shift Commander

Engine  2

Ladder 2

  Assistant Chief and Aide (FF)

1 Lieutenant and 2 firefighters

3 firefighters

Red - Stratfield   Engine 3   1 Lieutenant and 2 firefighters
Yellow - Southport   Engine 4   1 Lieutenant and 2 firefighters
Green - Greenfield Hill   Engine 5   1 Lieutenant and 2 firefighters

Personnel are distributed so as to provide the quickest response to the majority of incidents. Depending on the type of call received, more than one apparatus may need to respond. In addition, different types of apparatus are sent to different types of emergencies based on the individual call needs.

A common question is, "why do we always come with the big trucks?" The answer is simple. The career members of the Fairfield Fire Department are ready to respond at a moments notice. Due to time sensitive nature of a fire starting in a home or a person having a heart attack, there is no time for personnel to drive back to the station to pick up a fire truck and equipment while out of the station training, teaching fire prevention to children or completing inspections. This is the benefit of a career fire department, instant access to emergency services without delay.

Another question we sometimes hear is "I went to the firehouse but did not see the truck, where are they?" Fire personnel are constantly training, inspecting and teaching fire safety to the community. These responsibilities are in addition to the over 9200 calls for service that we responded to in 2009 from our 5 fire stations. We encourage our members to go out and be visible, answer questions and help our fellow neighbors. We are fortunate to have one of the best regional fire training schools in the state located in Fairfield. Other towns send their personnel and apparatus to Fairfield to train. We can keep our personnel in town, ready to respond with the same speed and efficiency as we can from our stations.

Emergency Planning

Normally, there are 23 firefighters on duty at a minimum in the town. In the event of a forecasted weather event, disaster or during larger emergencies, we increase that number of firefighters to meet the needs of the town. Through a system of planned call back, additional apparatus are placed in service to cover the many calls that occur simultaneously throughout town.

 

Follow the links on this page to see pictures of our Fire Apparatus and Fire Stations.

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