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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!

COVID-19 is having an impact on life at The Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company.

New procedures are in place to follow social distancing recommendations, fire station use is limited to responding to calls and required maintenance of our equipment and facilities.  Our regular Monday Night Training drills are now being done on line using the Microsoft TEAMS platform which allows our members to participate in the drill and have access to additional on line resources for training.  Our officers are meeting on a regular basis (also using the TEAMS platform) to review the Covid-19 infiltration in Simsbury and to discuss any operational changes that may be needed.  We are committed to keeping our all volunteer force of first responders safe and healthy so they are able to respond to calls for help within the community.

Events Cancelled  no fishingno golf

The COVID-19 situation is also taking its toll on some annual Fire Company activities and events.  Our annual Fisherman's Breakfast has been cancelled and our annual Golf Tournament has also been cancelled.  We expect to have them both return next year.

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The Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary's Easter Bunny Fire Truck Hop was an overwhelming success.  Starting as a simple idea to share a little Easter Joy to the children of our members when we were forced to cancel our annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, the Ladies Auxiliary  announced to the community this event so they too could enjoy a little Easter Cheer as we drove by.  Originally limited to just the streets of where our members lived, the overwhelming response by the community made it apparent that Simsbury needed to smile for a day.  With only a few days and a generous donation from Valley Heating and Air Conditioning, the Ladies Auxiliary was able to secure a second Easter Bunny and put together two routes that virtually covered almost every street in Simsbury.  With two Fire Trucks, nick named Jelly and Bean, they set out at 10am to bring a little cheer to Simsbury.  Using live GPS signals via Twitter, residents were able to monitor the progress of "Jelly" and "Bean" all throughout the day.  While they fell way behind the original schedule, our neighborhoods were ready and were overjoyed at the arrival of the Easter Bunny and Fire Truck.  The outpouring of thanks hit social media instantly and it became apparent that this was just the thing that Simsbury needed at a time that is filled with questions and uncertainty. We have assembled a gallery of pictures of this event and hope you will enjoy them.  I want to express a special thanks to Ladies Auxiliary President Steph Brown for her efforts in putting this together and for mapping out the routes.  It was a extraordinary effort to say the least.

CLICK ON PICTURE FOR GALLERY

 

View the embedded image gallery online at:
https://simsburyfire.org/#sigProIda38096543f

WSIM 103.5 FM is here to help the community by providing local information regarding the impact on the Corona Virus.

The Volunteer Staff of WSIM 103.5 FM is working to schedule daily live updates each evening as well as periodic recorded public servie annoucements during the day.

We will post our broadcast schedule on our WSIM Facebook page.

WSIM 103.5 FM will continue to broadcast our commercial free music which can be a nice respite from the non-stop information broadcasted by the regional and national media.

You can use the link below to hear the radio station through our streaming service.

 

WSIM 103.5FM RADIO-LIVE

The Simsbury Fire District and The Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company are pleased to announce that you can now listen to WSIM 103.5 radio from anywhere through a live streaming service that has been activated. 

Just click on the Live Streaming link above and enjoy the music and information direct from downtown Simsbury.

 

 

CHARITABLE FUND SET UP TO ASSIST SIMSBURY FIREFIGHTERS INVOLVED IN CRASH

On October 2, 2019 two Simsbury Volunteer Firefighters were passengers aboard the vintage B17 that crashed at Bradley Airport.  While we are thankful that our members are among the survivors of this terrible tragedy, our hearts go out to all of the families of those that did not make it.  Firefighter Jim Traficante is currently recovering at home and Firefighter JT Huber is being treated at the Bridgeport Burn Center and will have a more extensive recovery ahead of him.  Over the last few weeks, there has been an outpouring of support and requests to help.  At this time, the Simsbury Firefighters Charitable Fund has been established to help with expenses that the two Simsbury Firefighters and their families may incur while recovering from their injuries.

Donations can be made on line through this PayPal link:  

 

or you can send a check made payable to:

Simsbury Firefighters Charitable Fund

 

A check can be mailed to us :

Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company

Attn: Simsbury Firefighters Charitable Fund

871 Hopmeadow St

Simsbury, CT  06070

Or directly to the bank handling the account:

Liberty Bank

Attn: Simsbury Firefighters Charitable Fund

981 Hopmeadow St

Simsbury, CT 06070

 

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