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  • August Training Drills on Tuesdays Nights

    Tuesday August 10, 2021

    *Drill Night*
    Weekly drills for the month of August have companies rotating through three topics.
    Company 1 worked with a tool we carry called a GripHoist. The GripHoist is essentially a technical come-along winch at base level, but has more finesse and features. It’s a great tool to move several-thousand-pound objects in a controlled fashion, like a vehicle that has pinned a patient.
    Company 2 trained on metal cutting and truck/roof operations. For us, saw work could be considered a low-frequency event, as our only times using a saw (chainsaw or K12) would typically be ventilating a structure fire, gaining access at a similar emergency, or in a rescue scenario. Nevertheless, we need to keep these skills strong, and the Flash Fire Industries mobile training trailer with the crew from Connecticut Custom Fire Training LLC. gives us the opportunity to do just that.
    Company 3 took to a static water source to cover another low-frequency event for us; drafting. Drafting is using our fire engines to pull water from a static water source like a pond or a portable water tank. This would be necessary at a fire in a non-hydranted area or to supplement a weak hydrant. Most of South Windsor is well-hydranted so we typically don’t need to consider drafting, however, there are still some areas where it may be required.
    Each company will rotate over the next two weeks to cover each topic.

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    Drill Night - Tuesday August 24, 2021
    Some photos from tonight’s metal cutting and roof operations drill for Company 1. Thanks again to Connecticut Custom Fire Training LLC. and Flash Fire Industries.

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    Photo Credit: SWFD Photographer Dennis Brunelle










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    Complete a Membership Application today!  Contact Deputy Chief Scott Fine at 860-463-0500 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Bring membership application in person.

     Do you have what it takes to become a member of the South Windsor Volunteer Fire Department?  The SWFD is currently recruiting new members.  What does it take?  We are seeking new members of all ages and abilities who possess a desire to help and a passion for service, as well as a sense of pride and tradition.  Founded in 1938, the South Windsor Fire Department has been an all-volunteer service for over 75 years; but we can’t do it without your help!! 

    Come join our team of highly dedicated and well trained members who have the newest apparatus and state of the art equipment at their disposal. 

    Positions include Fire Fighter, Fire Police, Fire Explorer (for youth aged 14-17), Support Staff and Fire and Life Safety.  All training and equipment is included.  For more information, please visit

    South Windsor Volunteer Fire Department
    1175 Ellington Road 
    South Windsor, CT  06074

  • Welcome!

    The South Windsor Volunteer Fire Department proudly protects the lives and property of over 25,000 people living and working in a 28.5 square mile area.  Our approximately 130 members, all volunteers, work out of three stations.  In addition to our staff officers and line firefighters, we have a Support Unit (Company 6), a Fire & Life Safety Education & Community Outreach Support Unit, and an Explorer Post (Company 5) for members under 18 years old.  The Department currently operates 5 engines, 1 aerial platform, 1 heavy rescue, a utility truck and 1 marine unit.

    Please browse our site to learn more about the Department and visit us again in the near future for new and additional information.  Thank you for visiting!


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