Apr
1
2015

Fire Marshal Urges Smoke Detector Checks

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New Canaan Fire Marshal Fred Baker urges residents to check their smoke detectors in the wake of the recent tragedy in Brooklyn NY.

See the below article from newcanaanite.com:

Fire Marshal Urges Smoke Detector Checks

Mar
4
2015

New Canaan Fire Asks Residents to Clear Hydrants of Snow

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With the endless winter that has buried New Canaan in snow residents can aid NC Fire by shoveling hydrants near their homes. This small task can make the difference should these hydrants be needed and time is of the essence.

See the below link from newcanaanite.com

Fire Officials Ask Residents to Clear Hydrants of Snow, Ask Snowplow Drivers Not to Bury Them

 

Feb
25
2015

Check Your Fire Extinguishers

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Fire Chief Jack Hennessey is asking local residents to check their Fire Extinguishers and should replace Kidde-brand plastic valve disposable extinguisher if they have one. Read further details on this request as published on newcanaanite.com:

http://newcanaanite.com/new-canaan-fire-officials-urge-locals-to-check-home-fire-extinguishers-following-recall-of-4-6-million-kidde-brand-units-in-u-s-22558

 

Jan
28
2015

Blizzard 2015

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Though the Blizzard of 2015 did not pan out to be the blockbuster that was predicated for New Canaan, NC Fire was well prepared and staffed by both career and volunteer firefighters ready to respond. Citizens of New Canaan should rest assured that during large scale events such as what was anticipated the town is fully covered by a standing army of first responders.

New Canaan Firefighters on storm coverage at headquarters

New Canaan Firefighters on storm coverage at headquarters

 

Jan
28
2015

Firefighters Save Deer From Ice

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It is not just the citizens of New Canaan that rely on the Fire Department for help in the time of need but also the town’s wildlife.  New Canaan Fire recently aided saving a deer trapped in a partially frozen pond.

See the below article from the newcanaanite.com:

http://newcanaanite.com/new-canaan-firefighters-rescue-deer-that-falls-through-ice-into-pond-20969

Jan
21
2015

Special Fire Commission Ceremony

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This month’s Fire Commission meeting , held at Waveny’s Lapham Community Center, included a special ceremony to honor achievements by New Canaan’s Bravest.

Rookie firefighters Damien Sheerin and Brian Doane were formally sworn in to duty with New Canaan Fire.

Brian Doane Damien Sheerin Pic

 

Additionally, two recently promoted officers were sworn in to their new rank. These promotions included Mike Baker as our newest Captain and Duffy Sasser as Group 4′s new Lieutenant.

 

New Lieutenant Duffy Sasser.  Mike Baker

The Fire Commission also took the opportunity to present a Unit Citation to the 8 man crew that worked a complicated vehicle extrication on October 30 of last year.  These members included Capt. Raidt, Lt Ryan, P/C Ed Karl, FF Pickering, FF Dipanni, FF Aniello, FF Wilson, and FF DeVivo. The young man that the crew worked on that evening (Mike Bivonaa) attend to give his personal thanks to this team.

Unit

Please see the below article from the New Canaan Advertiser that further highlights these achievements:

http://ncadvertiser.com/43051/ncfd-swears-in-personnel-recognizes-unit-for-life-saving-teamwork/

 

Dec
23
2014

New Canaan Fire Company mourns the loss of a beloved friend and Chief.

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New Canaan Fire Company mourns the loss of a beloved friend and Chief John Pickering Jr.

Chief John Pickering

Dec
10
2014

60 Main Street Decorated For the Holidays

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On Sunday December 7th members gathered to deck out for the holidays 60 Main Street, or more commonly known as New Canaan Fire Headquarters. See the below article from the New Canaan Advertiser that highlights this annual tradition.

http://newcanaanite.com/deck-the-firehouse-new-canaan-firefighters-carry-on-local-tradition-18135

Dec
10
2014

Happy 133rd anniversary to the New Canaan Fire Company #1

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This December 8th marks the 133rd anniversary of New Canaan Fire Company #1

Dec
10
2014

Holiday Safety Tips

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New Canaan Fire hopes everyone stays safe this holiday season. See the below article with tips from Fire Marshal Fred Baker as published on newcanaanite.com

http://newcanaanite.com/trees-lights-decorations-fireplaces-holiday-safety-tips-from-new-canaans-fire-marshal-18034