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  • Fire 1/8/2019

    MEDIA RELEASE:  

    Tuesday, January 8, 2019 this afternoon just after 4pm (16:02 hours) the South Windsor Dispatch Center received 911 calls reporting a possible house fire with smoke from the side/roof of the house.  

    Within a few minutes a SWPD Officer arrived and confirmed smoke and visible fire. 

    Photo credit - Journal Inquirer/Jim Michaud.

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    20190108FirePetsThe home was secured, but the Officer and a citizen could hear dogs inside. The Officer and citizen attempted to enter, but the smoke condition was to intense. With the door open they were able to call for the dogs and all three dogs were safely assisted out of the home.

    SWFD responded with 3 engine companies, 1 aerial truck, 1 rescue truck, and approx. 25 firefighters. The Incident Commander, Deputy Chief Carlo Piacentini, prior to arrival, realized the area had limited hydrants and requested mutual aid for an additional 2 fire engines, one from Manchester 8th District FD and one from Manchester Fire-Rescue-EMS.

     Crews, simultaneously performed numerous tasks – 2 hose lines extinguishing the fire, vertical ventilation and search. Three (3) cats were located and treated on scene with donated pet oxygen masks and with assistance from the SWPD Community Service/Animal Control Officer, transported to local emergency vet.

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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 www.southwindsorfire.org.

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

     
  • Clearing Fire Hydrants

    Help us to help you and your neighbors. Find and clear these on your street. Every minute counts when there is a fire in your neighborhood.

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  • Watch Your Ashes

    Please. Do NOT put ashes in regular trash. Keep in closed metal container AWAY from home / sheds.

     
     
  • 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!

YOU could be a South Windsor Volunteer FIREFIGHTER! Join us today!

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1175 Ellington Road
South Windsor, CT 06074
860.644.8547

 

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