• Enjoying Water Activities – Safely!

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  • Please enjoy your summer outdoor activities safely. Our department boat is ready 24/7, throughout the year to assist with emergencies along our immediate shoreline and Long Island Sound. Our members are specially trained for marine emergencies and work with area fire departments, US Coast Guard and CT State agencies.

    When on the water, please ensure everyone wears a Personal Flotation Device (PFD), carry a US Coast Guard VHF radio, cell phone and remember no alcohol if you are responsible for operating the boat. You are encouraged to notify a family member or friend of your boating trips and schedules.

  • Kayak, jet ski and paddle boards are encouraged to mark their equipment with your name and contact information. Also provide a family member or friend with your itinerary prior to go out on the water.

    If you are enjoying the water at the beach, lake or pool, please remember to apply appropriate sun screen and other sun related safety items. Always swim with ‘a buddy’, never alone. Don’t forget your cell phone and dial 9-1-1 immediately to report any emergency.

  • While on the land and if you observe someone in the water in distress, immediately dial 9-1-1.

    1. Provide the 9-1-1 dispatcher with the location of the person(s) in distress.

    2. Number of people in distress, color/markings of any boat, jet ski or kayak.

    3. IMPORTANT – Please provide your location and stay there as a public safety official will need to speak with you.

  • Residential Fire – Next Steps

  • For those that have been effected by a fire in their home download the U.S. Fire Administration (FEMA) publication After the Fire! Returning to Normal

    • WFD Recruitment

      Become A Volunteer Firefighter!
      No Experience Necessary!

      For more information Call (860) 399-9492 or email to find out how to do something fun and exciting to help your community.

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    • There’s a job for everyone.
      • Interior Firefighter
      • Exterior Firefighter
      • Medical Responder
      • Marine Rescue
      • Fire Police Traffic Control
      • Junior Firefighter
      • Auxiliary Support Staff

    • Smoke Detectors Save Lives

    • Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries.

    • Smoke alarms save lives. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half. Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

      Credit: National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA)

    • In addition, please consider also using a carbon monoxide alarm in your home. Follow all instructions from the manufacturer for installation and maintenance on all alarms.

    • For more information Go to the NFPA’s website

      If you have these alarms in your home today, please ensure they are working properly.

      If needed, test them today!