Wednesday August 16, 2017

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property conservation, emergency and educational services while recognizing our people as our most important resource and the key to our success!

The Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company welcomes 3 new members to the organization.

Polo Abon  Cristian Alicea

Joe Markelon

Recently posted new members:

Andrew Hart  Brendan Jacobs

Michael Bazzano  Tori Williams

 Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company is always looking for new members to join our organization.  To learn more about this exiting and rewarding opportunity click on this Membership information link or call 860-658-1971.

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The Simsbury Fire Department will issue an Open Burn Permit to residents.  The permit is available on our website www.simsburyfire.org . Please note the Type of Open Burn and General Conditions as noted on the Open Burn Permit.

Type of Open Burn

Camp fires shall be fireplace size logs three inches in diameter or larger. There shall be NO burning of brush or leaves.

Camp Fire / Bon Fire (Public Gathering)

Agriculture Burning

Firefighter Training 

General Conditions

1. Burning must not take place (a) during an advisory of threatening atmospheric conditions or any other air pollution emergency episode or (b) during a period when the forest fire danger is high or extreme.

2. Burning must cease if so directed by the local Open Burning Official or Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company or State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection.

3. No objectionable odors or excessive smoke may be created. All reasonable measures to assure complete combustion are to be taken.

4. All reasonable safety precautions are to be taken, including the clearing of grass and trees in the burning areas wetting down of the surrounding area, and placing of fire extinguishers.

5. Only these materials and those quantities specified above may be burned.

Kevin Kowalski, Deputy Chief of the Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company and Fire Marshal for the Simsbury Fire District was inducted into the Connecticut State Firefighter Association's Hall of Fame at a ceremony held recently at the Aqua Turf in Southington.

Chief Kowalski's work at the State and Federal levels for the improvement in the Fire Service and Public Protection was noted as one of many accomplishments his 42 plus year fire service career. Chief Kowalski, in his acceptance speach, stated that he was humbled by the nomination and opportunity to join others before him who have made significant contributions to the fire service.  He went on to encourage others to "get involved by joining the variety of Fire Service Organizations available". 

Chief Kowalski was 1 of 11 members of the fire service who were inducted in to the Hall of Fame this year.  The induction ceremony was attended by over 500 members of the Connecticut Fire Service and included his Wife (a member of the Fire Company's Ladies Auxiliary), his Daughter and Son-in-Law (both Captains for the Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company), his Father, his Brother and other family and friends.


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       Gianni's wife Mary "pins" the new "Member" badge on her husband                     Chief Jim Baldis congratulates Gianni after receiving his new badge.


           Regular Member Gianni Zunino and his wife Mary.                                              Regular Member Gianni Zunino with his wife and parents.

Volunteer Firefighter Gianni Zunino, who is assigned to the Firetown Station, was awarded his regular badge after successfully completing his probationary period which included becoming State Certified Firefighter 1.

 Gianni joined the Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company a little more than a year ago as a Probationary Member.  Gianni was able to complete his necessary training both in house and his state certification program that allowed him to be recommended for regular membership by his station officer, Captain Jason Gilbert.  A vote of Gianni's peers confirmed the recommendation and his regular badge was presented to Gianni at a ceremony held at the Firetown Station attended by Fire Company members from all 6 stations, as well as Gianni’s family members which included his wife, daughter and newborn son as well as Gianni's parents.

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