To minimize injuries, and property loss from fire, hazardous conditions, rescue situations, and other disasters, by providing excellent state of the art, life and
property conservation, emergency and educational services while recognizing our people as our most important resource and the key to our success!
We are in the heart of the holiday season with the New Year fast approaching. This is a time to gather with friends and family and embrace the memories of holidays past as well as looking ahead to the holidays yet to come.
We must be sure to not allow the holidays to take our attention away from safety, which can instantly turn a cherished memory into a nightmare.
As you enjoy the use of candles and fireplaces please remember to not allow candles to burn unattended and be sure that fireplace ashes are placed in a METAL container and placed outside and away from the building to insure they have ample time to safely cool (many days).
For those who adorn their homes with live Christmas Trees, remember to water daily and remove them from the home when they show signs of drying out. A click to this video link will show you how quickly are Christmas Tree Fire can grow if not watered properly. http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-consumers/holidays/christmas-tree-fires .
I wish to extend a sincere thank you to all the men and women of the Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company and The Women's Auxiliary who regardless of the season stand ready to respond to those who need our help. It’s my wish that you all are blessed with a quiet and safe holiday with your families, but in the event that duty calls, I am thankful for your dedication to help.
Chief of Department
December 9, 2014
To all employees of the Simsbury Fire District, members of the Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company, Ladies Auxiliary, Honorary Life and Honorary members. President Kevin North, at last evening’s District meeting, announced his retirement from the Fire District. While it had been Kevin’s plan to retire by the end of this current term the timetable was accelerated by his good fortune in the sooner than expected sale of his Simsbury home. In accordance with our by‐laws the vice president assumes the duties of the president for the remainder of the term and that action was accepted by the board.
I would like to thank Kevin for his 37 years of service to the Simsbury Fire Company and the Simsbury Fire District. His leadership has directed the actions of the Fire District through many years of budget processes, truck and equipment purchases and the modernization of each and every firehouse in Simsbury. We wish Kevin the very best in his retirement, his presence and leadership will be greatly missed. I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the Simsbury Fire District in this new capacity as president. Although I have some very large shoes to fill I am confident that my efforts along with the teamwork and assistance from the rest of our board will continue the tradition of exceptional fire protection and emergency services to the citizens of the Town of Simsbury.
Gary N. Wilcox, President
Simsbury Fire District
The Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company lined the driveways of each fire station with Luminaries in support of the Simsbury Junior Woman's Club.