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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

Dec
18
2014

Invitation to Bid – 2002 Dodge Stratus for Sale

2002 DODGE STRATUS FOR SALE:  V6, 4D Sedan, Blue, Good condition, 38,700 miles

Westfield Fire District is accepting bids until TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015 @ 3:30 p.m.  Please mail or drop off at 653 East Street, Middletown, CT 06457-1710 and mark on outside of envelope “Vehicle Bid”.  We reserve the right to reject any and all bids if the reserve is not met.  Vehicle is sold in as-is-where-is condition with no warranties given or implied.  It is the responsibility of the buyer to inspect the vehicle and to have satisfied themselves as to the value and the condition and to bid solely upon that judgment only.  Buyer responsible for vehicle pick-up or shipping.  For further information please call 860-632-2690 ext 28.

Dec
18
2014

Commissioner Election

Letters from individuals who wish to be considered candidates for the elected position of Commissioner must be received on or before 4:00 p.m. on January 16, 2015.

Please click on the link below for the Legal Notice regarding this process.

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
7
2014

Third Annual Fund Drive

This week the Westfield Fire Department delivered its third annual fund drive letters to all residents of the Westfield Fire District.  As in past years, the Department is seeking donations from residents to support various purchases and programs including fitness equipment, wellness programs, recruiting & retention, and for certain equipment for the firehouse.  Last year, the Department used funds to replace its aging stove with a new, commercial stove & cooktop.  The new appliance is used for many Department functions including the annual picnic and the annual holiday party.

Donations in any amount are greatly appreciated.  Residents are always welcome to stop in at the firehouse to meet your career and volunteer firefighters and to see how we put your tax dollars and donations to good use.  Checks should be made payable to “Westfield Volunteer Fire Department” and can be mailed or dropped off at 653 East Street.

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