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chiefOn behalf of the Westfield Fire Department, allow me to welcome you to our website.

Our personnel are comprised of approximately 75 dedicated and highly trained men and women that respond to fire, rescue, and medical emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our members have gone through various training classes and are certified to handle the dynamic situations when they are called upon.

It is the vision of the Westfield Fire Department to be a premier provider of fire prevention, fire protection, medical, and rescue services; and to be held in the highest regard by the people we work with and the people we serve.

As a combination fire department, with both paid and volunteer staff, we are always looking for new members to join our team and staff our ranks. I highly encourage you to stop by on a Tuesday evening and find out how you can help.

We provide training, free of charge, if you do not have any experience. If you have been a firefighter or EMS provider prior in the past, please come down and share your time and knowledge with us.

As you look through our website, please let us know if there is anything you would like to see. This site was designed to be an information center for our residents and business owners to rely on with regards to our services, as well as a connection point to other local, state, federal safety agencies and organizations.

Respectfully,
William Balch
Fire Chief
Westfield Fire Department

May
12
2016

Thank you for Approving the 2016-2017 Budget

On Tuesday, May 10, 2016 the Westfield Fire District voters approved the budget for the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year with a vote of 30 to 1.  (see attached copy)

WFD Approved Budget for Fiscal Year 2016-2017

May
8
2016

WFD Memorial Day Parade

The Westfield Fire Department will hold its 121st consecutive Memorial Day Parade and Service on Sunday May 29, 2016 starting at 2:00 PM.  The parade forms at the Westfield Fire Department at 653 East Street in Middletown.  A stop will be made at the Old East Street Cemetery and again at the firehouse and the World War II Monument at the corner of East Street and Miner Street.  From there, the parade will proceed to the Miner Street Cemetery for a service.  After the service, the parade will march back to the firehouse for refreshments.  Anyone or group that wishes to take part in the parade and services should be at the firehouse no later than 1:30 PM.  In the case of rain, the services will be held at the firehouse.

Apr
28
2016

Annual Budget Meeting of the Westfield Fire District

The budget meeting of the Westfield Fire District will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 @ 8:00 p.m. at the Westfield Fire Department, 653 East Street, Middletown, CT  - see attached Legal Notice

Legal Notice – 2016 Budget Meeting

 

 

Apr
3
2016

Past Chief Bob Peterson Passes

It is with great regret that the Westfield Fire Department announces the passing of 45-year life member and past Chief Robert Peterson.  Bob joined the Department in 1971 and served as Chief from 1997 through 2000.  Calling hours will be at Doolittle’s Funeral Home on Old Church Street in Middletown from 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Monday April 4, 2016.  A funeral service will be held at the Third Congregational Church on Miner Street in Middletown starting at 11:00 AM on Tuesday April 5, 2016.

Feb
17
2016

Fire in Cromwell

Last Night in the freezing rain around 11 pm Westfield Fire along with City of Middletown Fire Responded in to the Town of Cromwell to assist with another building fire on Skyview Dr. Westfield Engine 2 responded with a crew of 4, on arrival the crew from Engine 2 was assigned to check the unit next to the one effected by fire and ventilate if needed. Ventilation was needed with a moderate smoke condition in the basement Engine 2 with assistance from a few Cromwell members set up positive pressure ventilation to vent the basement. Westfield Fire operated on scene for little over an hour. A quick knockdown by first due crews to keep the fire in check.

Feb
17
2016

2 Alarm fire in Cromwell in Negative degree weather

February 14th 2016

At 11:30 pm Westfield Tower 6 along with the City Of Middletown Engine 1 were dispatched to the Town of Cromwell for a reported building fire. First due crews were met with a well involved basement fire extending into the first floor. Tower 6 crew was initally assigned as the Rapid Intervention Team but was quickly put to work with a 3rd hose line to the rear of the building to assist with exstinguishment. While Tower 6 was on the fire scene Engine 2 was relocated to the Court St fire staion to cover the town of Cromwell while the 2nd alarm companies handled other calls in the town all an all Westfield was on scene in Cromwell for 6 Hrs. Good job done by all lastnight in the extreme cold

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Feb
17
2016

Day Time Drill With Cromwell Fire

February, 4th, 2016

Members of Westfield Fire Dept day time crew along with a few Volunteers conducted a day time drill with the Cromwell Fire Dept. Crews worked to stretch hose lines into an acquired building and also performed search’s within the building. It was a great drill and everyone involved did a good job working together. We hope to train again soon with the members of the Cromwell Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 4662, below are a few photos from the drill.

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Feb
17
2016

George Dingwall Memorial

January 28th 2016 Members of the Westfield Fire Department  along with  Middletown Fire and South Dire District, draped the American flag over Main Street in front of Middletown Police headquarters. After a brief ceremony inside, the procession moved outside to view the placing of a memorial wreath at Dingwall Drive, as the Middletown PBA Pipes and Drums played an emotional rendition of “Amazing Grace”.

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Feb
17
2016

Mutual Aid to the Town of Berlin

January 9th at 21:58 hrs Westfield Fire Dept was alerted to respond to the Town of Berlin to assist with a building fire Engine 2 responded with a crew of 5 and were assigned to the Rapid Intervention Team on their arrival. Westfield operated for approximately 45 mins in Berlin and were placed back in service by command. Great stop by the men and women of the 4 Berlin departments.

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