Home
Tuesday September 16, 2014

Find Us on FacebookTwitterServing Simsbury Since 1944

Simsbury Fire  banner

 

OUR MISSION

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!

The 2014 Annual Pump Testing of all Apparatus Fire Pumps began this week.  

These photos show Engine 7 at the Weatogue Training Facility.

 

 

Welcome Back!

Summer vacation time is over and everyone is back to their daily routines.  Back to school, back to work, back to soccer or football, back to the gym, back to the daily bike ride or jog.  With this time of year we must remind ourselves of the increased chance of accidents and tragedies with the hustle and bustle of our fall activities.

We remind our firefighters constantly to be aware of school bus traffic on the road and that when a school bus is displaying its red flashing lights EVERYONE MUST STOP… that INCLUDES FIRE TRUCKS and all other emergency vehicles. 

Along with school bus safety we must be on constant watch for increased pedestrian traffic of all ages especially at crosswalks and intersections.  Be extra careful where you are permitted to make a right turn on red as there have been numerous close calls with pedestrians who are attempting to cross at a cross walk while a driver is making a right turn on red.

While on the subject of school and learning…. This is also a good time to review your home safety plans and the importance of getting out of the house in the event of fire, having a pre-arranged meeting spot and to call 911 for help. Grabbing a Cell Phone or Portable phone on the way out is a good idea so you can get out quickly and still call 911.  This lesson is especially important if you have older school age children who may be home alone for a period of time after school.  Make sure they know what to do to keep everyone safe from harm.   Remember that 911 is for EMERGENCY calls for help not for routine information.

Please enjoy with safety in mind the wonderful season that we are heading into with the numerous outdoor events and activities that makes this time of year very special but also full of distractions and opportunities for accidents.

Stay Safe,

Jim Baldis

Chief , Simsbury Fire Department

View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://simsburyfire.org/#sigProId15beef7572
Chief James Baldis promoted Lt. Todd Kelley to Captain and Firefighters Steve Hess and Jeff Holmes to Lieutenant earlier this month.

 

 

View the embedded image gallery online at:
http://simsburyfire.org/#sigProId3fbf8cd0ca
On July 7th, members of The Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company attended a memorial service for the 1944 Hartford Circus Fire.

Click on the photo to view and page through the photo gallery.

 

Remembering the Fallen

Remembering the Fallen

In memory of those firefighters who died in the line of duty

For All Emergencies

Call 911 for all Emergencies