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Fire & Emergency Services


Central Fire Headquarters
75 Masonic Avenue

Office Hours

Mon thru Fri, 8:30am - 4:30pm


Emergency: 911 
Business Office:
(203) 294-2730 
Fax: (203) 294-2736
Dispatch Non-Emergency: (203) 294-2800

Interim Fire Chief: Samuel C. Wilson, III
Interim Emergency Management Director: Samuel C. Wilson, III
Deputy Fire Chief - Administration & Operations: Samuel C. Wilson, III
Deputy Fire Chief - Training: Michael B. Shaw

Department Responsibilities

  1. Act as liaison with police and civilian dispatchers for fire and emergency medical dispatching through centralized 911 Center located at the Police Department.
  2. Provide emergency paramedic services at the Paramedic, Ambulance Transport, and Emergency First Responder/Defibrillator levels.
  3. Offer public fire and emergency medical education.
  4. Respond as Emergency First Responder to Hazardous Materials emergencies and as local contact for Local Emergency Planning Committee.
  5. Provide technical rescue services including confine space entry capabilities.
  6. Respond to fires, accidents and all other emergencies.
  7. Conduct fire prevention surveys and fire preplanning.
  8. Act as standby at large community functions.
  9. Provide general assistance daily to citizens whenever requested.
  10. Work with local industries to develop emergency plans and conduct emergency drills.