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  • Chief Kevin Cooney reappointed as SWFD Chief

    After an evaluation by the board of Fire Commissioners and a poll of the membership, Chief Kevin Cooney has been reappointed as Chief of the South Windsor Fire Department for another 5 year term effective 7-1-22.
    Chief Cooney is currently in his 10th year as our Chief. He has 39 years of service with the department as well as 4 years as an Explorer.
    Congrats Chief!

    ChiefKevinCooney

     
  • 2022 SWFD Annual Awards

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    Recently, the South Windsor Fire Department held its Annual Banquet at Maneeley’s Banquet Facility. Over 125 attended as we celebrated accomplishments and presented a few significant awards. Also attending were Town Dignitaries, The Samsel Family, Award Recipients, and Fire Chiefs from our neighboring Fire Departments.
    In keeping tradition, the main aspect of the event is to honor our members and present the annual awards and was kicked off with the Presentation of the Colors by the SWFD Honor Guard.


    The EXCELLENCE IN EXPLORING AWARD awarded to KEVIN BRASS. This award is presented to an Explorer who goes above and beyond and supports the programs in many aspects. Our Explorer Program is the oldest Fire Exploring Program in CT and is associated with the Boy Scouts of America –Explorer Post 838.
    The DOUG A. WARREN SPIRIT AWARD was presented to Firefighter SCOTT MUMLEY. The award is named after long time member Doug Warren. Doug was the epitome of what it is to be a volunteer Firefighter. The dedication, heart, talent, time and overall love for the fire service was shown in everything he did – day in and day out. Presenting the award is Life Member, Brian Warren – son of Doug Warren.
    Our Banquet also serves as the time where the Social Officers start their new terms. Serving as PRESIDENT is Company Three Lieutenant TIA CORTESE. Congratulations Tia!
    We also honor our members for their length of service with five-year increment awards.
    FIVE (5) YEARS -
    SARAH COONEY
    TEN (10) YEARS –
    ANDREW DEPTULA
    TIMOTHY HANKARD
    FIFTEEN (15) YEARS –
    JEFF FUTTNER
    BRAD McDONALD
    TWENTY (20) YEARS –
    THOMAS PEDERZOLI
    THIRTY (30) YEARS -
    KEITH REYNOLDS
    THIRTY-FIVE (35) YEARS –
    BRIAN PECK – Assistant Chief
    CARLO PIACENTINI - Captain
    FORTY (40) YEARS -
    CRAIG PIACENTINI
    This year, we also celebrated a non-fire department, special Life Saving event in which we recognized the efforts of all involved. A SWFD member had suffered a cardiac event and was saved by the team of First Responders:
    From South Windsor Public Works:
    - MICHAEL SAMSEL
    - JAKE BURNHAM
    - SEAN RICHARDS
    From South Windsor 9-1-1:
    - PATRICK KELLEY
    - RACHEL BURNHAM
    From South Windsor Police:
    - JOSEPH FUTTNER
    - JACOB TRUEBIG
    - RICHARD DABROWSKI
    - KYLE HIGGINS
    - ISAIH SPAIN
    - BRIAN KELLEY
    From Ambulance Service of Manchester:
    - KAYLA PORTER
    - DANIELLE CHOWANIEC
    - STEPHANIE BOUTOT
    - RACQUEL VAUGHN
    The FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR was awarded to MICHAEL SAMSEL. All the Company Captains submit nominations and chose from active Firefighters within their Companies.
    Lastly, we Thank our Families for their support in allowing all of us to do what we do. Without the support of our families – none of this is possible.
    All Photos by SWFD photographer Dennis Brunelle.
    Questions, clarification and for contact information of our award winners, please contact Chief Kevin E. Cooney (860) 982-0400 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

     
  • Explorer Promotions on 1/25/2022

    Explorer20220125PromotionsWhen a South Windsor Firefighter decides to seek the opportunity to become an officer, they go through a promotional process that includes a written exam and an oral board. Similar to their adult counterparts, South Windsor Fire Explorers follow the same process.
    Last night, Company 5 / Explorer Post 838 promoted Lynn S. to the position of Captain and Amanda B. To the position of Lieutenant.

    A few interesting facts:

    • This is the first time in Explorer Post history that there has been 2 female officers
    • Amanda is a 3rd generation member of the SWFD as her father and grandfather have both served and since retired. And on the other side of her family, her grandfather served the Wethersfield Fire Department, and unfortunately was lost in the line of duty.
    • Lynn also comes from a firefighting family. Her grandfather is a retired Deputy Chief from the East Hartford Fire Department and her uncle is a former member of the SWFD.

    Congratulations, ladies.

     
  • SCAM ALERT: text messages from an unknown party soliciting the sale of SWFD T-Shirts

    Members of various fire departments in the area as well as some citizens have been receiving text messages from an unknown party soliciting the sale of South Windsor Fire Department T-Shirts. Please be aware that this is not done on behalf of or with the consent of the SWFD. Generally speaking, the SWFD does not solicit the public to help raise funds and no proceeds from these sales are provided to the department.
    The South Windsor Fire Department is being falsely represented by these individuals.
    If you have any concerns about any alleged SWFD solicitation, contact the Chief's Office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

     
  • Recruitment

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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 www.southwindsorfire.org.

    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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