Jul
20
2015

New Canaan Fire works the Family 4th

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Firefighters standing by at the 2015 Family 4th of July

Firefighters standing by at the 2015 Family 4th of July

Volunteers and career firefighters provided fire watch and safety during the 2015 New Canaan Family 4th celebrations.  Firefighters man the protective “fire line” which separates the public from the fireworks and explosives, helped with setup and cleanup of the event, as well as had a great day of comrade.

 

May
28
2015

What is it like to climb a 100′ Aerial Ladder?

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Tonight’s Company drill is aerial ladders.  This video was shot by a member a few years back, climbing our ladder truck at Taylor Farm Park in Norwalk CT.

If this is something you would like to try, you should volunteer today!

Climbing Ladder 3

L3

May
20
2015

New Canaan to Host Fire Instructor 1 Class

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NEW CANAAN FIRE is Hosting FIRE & EMERGENCY INSTRUCTOR 1

Class dates are:
June 8, 10, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22, 24, 28
(Monday & Wednesday Evenings and Sundays)

Contact sparrett@newcanaanfire.com to enroll. All sessions will be held at New Canaan Fire Headquarters , 60 Main Street, New Canaan.

At this time we have 8 openings left.

The Practical Exam will be on Saturday July 18th & the written will be on Wednesday night the 29th of July as set by CFA.

The cost per student is $300.00 and does not include textbooks. Payment is expected on the first evening of class. Checks should be made to NEW CANAAN FIRE CO. #1

May
20
2015

Summer 2015 Safe Grilling Tips

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With the arrival of summer also comes the firing up of the grill in backyards across America. New Canaan Fire Marshal Fred Baker would like to remind residents of some safety tips when doing so. See the below article recently published on newcanaanite.com

New Canaan Fire Marshal Issues Safe Grilling Tips

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/