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!
Firefighter Ken Myers, Service # 93, retired from the Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company on March 24, 2015. The membership voted Ken to
Honorary Life Member status at the March Business meeting.
The following is Ken’s account of the highlights of his service to Simsbury and our Nation.
I joined the Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company December 16, 1966, following in my father's footsteps
(Ken’s father Stanley joined in December of 1953 and was assigned Service # 43. Stanley retired in 1975).
My son Todd, Service # 367, followed in my footsteps and is now the Captain of the Bushy Hill Station.
I was first assigned to Main Station, then West Simsbury Station, followed by Firetown Station and then
back to the Main Station where I finished my career.
I was an MP in the US Army and then served the Town of Simsbury as a police officer for 30 years.
I don't remember my first callout but the most memorable was the church fire in 1965. I was not yet a
member of the Fire Company but went with my father and helped out. Other memorable incidents include
the Rosewood fire, the St. Albans fire, and the explosion at Ensign Bickford.
There have been so many changes since I joined the Fire Company. We have the new firehouses, updated equipment, many more hours of required training and the introduction of female firefighters. I am proud of my 48 years of service to the citizens of Simsbury as a member of The Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company.
On behalf of all the members of The Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company and The Simsbury Fire District we thank Ken for his 48 years of service as a firefighter, his 30 years of service as a Simsbury Police Officer and his service to our Nation. Ken is an example of the kind of member we are so blessed to have in the Fire Company. Ken not only enjoys living in Simsbury but also helps make Simsbury a great community by serving its residents unselfishly for so many years.
Jim Baldis, Chief
Now that we have changed all of our clocks it's important to change the batteries in our Smoke and CO detectors.
It is also a good practice to test these alarms monthly.
The Simsbury Fire District held its annual Awards Dinner on Friday February 13th. The awards recognized milestones and member accomplishmenst in 2014.
The Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary is now accepting applications for the Bowman-Kerr Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship. This scholarship is commemorative of two women who have given back to the community of Simsbury with a total of over 300 years combined volunteer work. Click here to read more about these two amazing women.