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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!

WARNING!.... 

We have seen incidents of Carbon Monoxide getting into homes due to generators being placed too close to windows and doors. 

Keep Generators away from the building in fresh air.

CLICK HERE for some important generator safety tips!

 

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A message from Simsbury Emergency Management in response to Tuesday's tropical storm.

Residents of Simsbury,

Eversource has been very slow to react despite our best efforts. We all know the situation, downed trees, downed wires, blocked roads, no power to signal lights, no power to homes. Please take extreme caution if you are driving and stay home if you can. As motorists try to navigate their way through detours and unfamiliar streets be alert for heavier than usual traffic. Your town departments are in constant communication and are working as quickly as possible to bring things back to normal. Due to the dangers associated with electric power we must wait for the all clear from Eversource before clearing can take place.  Please be patient and Stay Safe at Home.

In Addition:

The Simsbury Fire District is announcing that they will provide a hose outside each of the six fire stations to fill water containers for your use. You need to provide your own containers and/or water jugs. We understand that power will be out for an extended time and those on wells need to have a way to get fresh water.

We are all in this together. Responsibly check on your neighbors and relatives.

The Fire District will continue to provide information as it becomes available.

Thank You.

Respectfully,

Michael B. Berry

Emergency Management Director

 

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

The Volunteer Staff of WSIM 103.5 FM is working to schedule regular updates as well as periodic recorded public service announcements during the day.

In addition to providing local announcements, 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.

 

 

LIVE STREAMING RADIO FROM WSIM 103.5 STUDIO

BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE SIMSBURY FIRE DISTRICT AND THE SIMSBURY VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY

 

 

 Mike Berry Sworn In as EMD

Simsbury Fire District's Mike Berry, the Assistant Emergency Management Director, was sworn-in by Town Clerk Ericka Butler during a private (due to Covid-19 restrictions) ceremony as the new Emergency Management Director on July 1st, 2020.  Mike is  replacing Kevin Kowalski who is retiring next month having served as the town's Emergency Management Director for many years.  This recommended appointment by the Town Manager was approved by the Select Board during a recent June meeting.  Mike has served as the Assistant EMD under Kevin Kowalski for a few years and has been a key coordinator during the recent Covid-19 Pandemic in helping to secure supplies for the town's emergency services and businesses.

 

 

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During the late morning of April 15th when Simsbury was in the middle of stay at home lock down due to the COVID-19 Pandemic  a fire started in the dryer in the  home of Richard, Trina and daughter Kate Cardinal.  The Volunteer Members of the Simsbury Fire Company responded which included members who are friends and neighbors of the Cardinal's.  The fire was quickly extinguished and fortunately was contained to the dryer.  The fire did fill the basement with smoke which was removed through the use of ventilation fans by the fire company.  The fighterfighters then removed the dryer from the basement to a safe outside location.  The Cardinal Family was very grateful for the prompt response by the SVFC and recently presented the Fire Company with 3 shopping bags full of non-perishable food items. Fire District President Gary Wilcox, Tower 12 Engineer Steve Petrella and Fire Chief Jim Baldis were on hand to accept the generous donation. 

Included was this letter from daughter Kate which truly says it all:

"Our family is extremely grateful to the Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company for rushing to help us on April 15, 2020. In the middle of the pandemic and on my dad’s birthday, they removed a burning dryer from our basement. Because of their quick response and professional knowledge there was no damage to our home, our family dog, and ourselves. My mom, dad and I are especially grateful to our neighbor Gary Wilcox who was the first on the scene and has been a leader in the fire department for decades. I also want to personally thank Mr. Petrella who was my sixth grade science teacher at Central School and is a dedicated fire fighter. He was part of the amazing team that showed up to help us that day.  We are so thankful for all the kindness and support our fire department gives to Simsbury citizens.  With heartfelt gratitude. Kate Cardinal, Simsbury High School sophomore (daughter of Rich & Trina Cardinal)"

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