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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

Jan
22
2015

Annual Meeting of the Westfield Fire District

The Annual Meeting of the Westfield Fire District of the City of Middletown will be held on February 3, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. at the Westfield Fire Department, 653 East Street, Middletown, CT.

Please click on the link below for the Legal Notice for the complete details.

Dec
9
2014

WFD Battles Stubborn Car Fire

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Westfield Fire and Cromwell Fire were called out to I19 southbound between exits 21 and 20 for a fully involved car fire.  Crews from both Cromwell and Westfield used over 2200 gallons of water and 3 pails of AFFF foam to extinguish the fire, which was complicated by involvement of the fuel line and tank.  There were no injuries.

Dec
7
2014

EMT Class to be Hosted

Lisa DeJohn, EMT-I and Harold Holmes, EMT-I will be holding an EMT class at the Westfield Fire Department on Mondays, Thursdays and every other weekend starting January 5, 2015.  The course includes 150+ hours of instruction.  Registration is $850 per person and includes text, stethoscope and BP cuff, The EMT course provides instruction in life support skills including assessment of patient condition, airway management, treatment and control of bleeding, shock recognition and management, AHA CPR and more.  The program is a combination of classroom instruction and 10 hours of clinical observation.  NREMT and state exam fees are additional.  The final step in the program is completion of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification exam.  The examination fee is $125 and is separate from the tuition and is due at the time of the exam.

Please register by December 15, 2014.  Contact Harold Holmes for questions.

(OEMS Approval #15-16135)

Nov
12
2014

Westfield FD Enhances Emergency Medical Services

One of the many ways the Westfield Fire Department members serve their community is by responding to medical emergencies. Our state certified emergency medical professionals recently upgraded their training to be able to provide even more advanced care to those suffering from cardiac arrest, acute coronary syndrome and opiate overdose.  The Westfield Fire Department is now trained in the use of Epi-pens, Aspirin and Narcan in an appropriate emergency setting.  Epi-pens are used in an allergic reaction emergency; Aspirin is used in any cardiac emergency and Narcan is used in a narcotic overdose emergency.

Over the past month, Westfield personnel have also spent over 4 hours learning a new method of CPR (called “CCR”) recently authorized by Middlesex Hospital Medical Director Dr. Michael Zanker. Within two weeks of this training, a patient was successfully resuscitated in the District by EMS personnel using the new methods.

In addition to the above services, Westfield Fire has been working closely with other City agencies (Middletown Fire, South Fire, Portland Fire, Middletown Central Communications, Middletown PD, Dept. of Public Health, Middletown Emergency Management, Middlesex Hospital, and Hunters Ambulance) to establish response protocols for possible Ebola patients.

Westfield Fire, in close partnership with Middlesex Hospital, is continuing to make major strides to assure the best possible care is available to the residents of our district and to the City of Middletown.  If you have interest in saving lives as a member of the Westfield Fire Department, please email us at membership@westfieldfd.com.

Oct
1
2014

Simultaneous Tractor-Trailer Accidents

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This morning Westfield Fire was called mutual aid to Middlefield to help with a tractor-trailer roll-over on Route 66 and Jackson Hill Road.  Westfield 3 and Westfield 9 responded and assisted with extrication of the driver.  While out at that call, Westfield was toned out for a tractor-trailer fire on I91 at exit 20.  Crews arrived to find a fully-involved tractor-trailer.  Two compromised saddle tanks required the use of class-B foam to fully extinguish the fire.

http://www.middletowneyenews.blogspot.com/2014/10/truck-fire-on-i91-at-exit-20.html

http://www.middletownpress.com/general-news/20141001/tractor-trailer-driver-injured-in-crash-on-route-66-in-middlefield

Jul
8
2014

Mutual Aid to Berlin for Train Accident

Yesterday morning Westfield Engine 2 went mutual aid to the Town of Berlin for a train accident along with multiple other agencies including Meriden Fire, Cromwell Fire, Newington Fire, Rocky Hill Fire and Wethersfield Fire.Engine 2 was on scene just under 3 hours.

Jul
8
2014

Multiple Car Fires

Starting July 1st Westfield fire has responded to multiple car fires within the district with the first 1 being on Country Club rd the second on Middle St and the 3rd one today on Interstate 91 SB

Jun
28
2014

Live Fire Training In New Haven

This past Saturday members went to the City of New Haven for live fire training at the city’s burn building. Members practiced methods in advancing hose lines, fire suppression and searching a structure. Everyone who attended had a good time and got some valuable training. We would like to thank all the members who gave up half of their Saturday to train

Jun
28
2014

I-91 Double Rollover

Early this morning Westfield was called out to I-91 Southbound near the Cromwell town line for a report Motor vehicle accident with injuries crews arrived to find 2 cars which had both rolled with minor injuries being reported Rescue 3 secured both vehicles and assisted Hunters with patient care. Please drive safely out there everyone have a nice night.

Jun
22
2014

Wet Down in Middlefield

Today members from Westfield joined the Middlefield Volunteer Fire Company along with the Durham Volunteer Fire Company to welcome a new fire engine to the fleet in Middlefield and say goodbye to the old engine. It is an old tradition called a wet down. Members from Middlefield pushed out old engine 3 and we welcomed the new engine 3 with a showering of water from Middlefield Westfield and Durham trucks. After a small water fight members of Middlefield then pushed the new engine 3 back into their station. It is a wonderful tradition and as always it’s a good time. We would like to wish Middlefield good luck with their new engine and we will be seeing it around.