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  • Ben Couillard, Noah Fine, Allison Sheldon receive Yellow Helmet

    On Jan 7, FF Ben Couillard (center) receives his yellow helmet

    BenCouillardYellowHelmetL to R:  Lt. Mike Samsel, Lt. Mike Giroux, FF Ben Couillard,  Ben's father FF Jim Couillard (retired), Capt. Matt Falletti 


    BenCouillardYellowHelmet2L to R:  FF Ben Couillard receives his yellow helmet from his father FF Jim Couillard (retired) 

    On Jan 28, FF Noah Fine receives his yellow helmet

    NoahFineYellowHelmetL to R:   Deputy Chief Scott Fine presents the yellow helmet to his son FF Noah Fine 

    NoahFineYellowHelmet2L to R:   Deputy Chief Scott Fine, his son FF Noah Fine, and Capt. Carlo Piacentini

    On Jan 28, FF Allison Sheldon receives her yellow helmet

    AllisonSheldonYellowHelmetL to R:   FF Allison Sheldon receives her yellow helmet from Capt. Carlo Piacentini

    Yellow helmets are presented after completion of mandatory Firefighter I training.  Probationary firefighters are issued a black helmet which signifies non-interior qualification.  Upon completion of Firefighter I, they receive their yellow helmet, which designates an interior firefighter.  Firefighter I training involves several months of classroom and hands on training.  This is the first major accomplishment of a new firefighter. 

  • Training Drills on Tuesdays Nights

    Tuesday night is drill night.

    Each of the three companies performs each drill on a rotating basis. On Tuesday 7/16, the SWFD drilled individually by company:

    Station 1 participated in a drafting drill at Dzen Pond off of Barber Hill Road. The mechanics of drafting water from a static water source is a necessary bit of knowledge in the event we respond to a fire in a non-hydranted area. Those areas in town are few and far between, but they do exist. Additionally, neighborhoods without hydrants in some of our mutual aid towns are plentiful, so training on using natural or man-made water sources is of high-value.

    Station 2 spent time on the CT River this evening, training on Marine 1. Our marine unit is used for water rescues along the areas of the CT River that border South Windsor. Surrounding towns have marine units as well, and we often work hand-in-hand with them.

    Station 3 participated in some advanced forcible entry training with Flash Fire Industries, CT Custom Fire Training, and the SWFD Training Division, at our Fire Headquarters. Using different door props simulating real-life scenarios, added difficulty was thrown into the standard forcible entry drill. Crews were able to force doors under smoke-filled, low-visibility conditions, and also while a confined-area stair prop.
    Next week, stations will rotate so all members gets a hand at each task.

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  • 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

    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!


New messages from the schools!
CrayonFiretrucksTrees down in storm on 10/17/2019!  See Photos.
New photos on the Company 5 - Explorers webpage!

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