Friday January 28, 2022

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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!

Simsbury Fire District

871 Hopmeadow Street   —   Simsbury, Connecticut   —   06070

Patrick Tourville                                                                              Phone 658-1973

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As the media covers the tragic fires in Philadelphia and New York City that claimed the lives of several people including children, The Simsbury Fire District reminds everyone that safety is important and often forgotten within your homes. Below are some Safety Tips and information to review to increase your chances in surviving a fire in your residence. Simsbury we need your help to make sure you and your families are safe from fire!


  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom. They should also be outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home. Install alarms in the basement.
  • Large homes may need extra smoke alarms.
  • It is best to use interconnected smoke alarms. When one smoke alarm sounds, they all sound.
  • Test all smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
  • Change the batteries when they begin to chirp, signaling that they are running low. If the alarm continues to chirp after the batteries are replaced, it likely means the alarm is no longer working properly and needs to be replaced with a new alarm.
  • Current alarms on the market employ different types of technology including multi-sensing, which may include smoke and carbon monoxide detection in one unit.
  • Today’s smoke alarms are more technologically advanced to respond to a multitude of fire conditions, and are better designed to avoid false alarms.
  • A smoke alarm should be on the ceiling or high on a wall. Keep smoke alarms away from the kitchen to reduce false alarms. They should be at least 10 feet (3 meters) from the stove.
  • People who are hard-of-hearing or deaf can use special alarms. These alarms have strobe lights and bed shakers.
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old.
  • Have a home escape plan.
  • Practice your home escape plan.
  • Be sure to keep space heaters at least 3 feet from combustible materials including furniture, blankets, paper and plastics.

Safety Tip Sheets for information, or please contact the Fire Marshal’s Office if you have a question or concern.

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The SVFC has six fire stations across our town that respond to all of Simsbury’s fire and rescue emergencies.
These stations are staffed with volunteers from within our community!
While we are always welcoming residents from across town to join our organization, we need help from our Tariffville residents!
If you have ever wanted to be part of a great team, learn new skills and help your community we would love for you to join us!
The SVFC is accepting applications for both Probationary (over the age of 18) and Junior (ages 15-17) memberships.
You do not need any prior experience, all training is provided at no cost to you.

In the early days of the 1900's Simsbury's fire protection was provided by the Ensign Bickford Company which maintained a fire brigade to protect their highly flammable production facilities.  They owned and operated a 1921 Reo fire truck which was sold to the Lost Acres Fire Department following the purchase of a new American LaFrance International Fire Engine in 1935 which would become Simsbury's own Engine 1 when Ensign Bickford ended fire protection for the town and the Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company was formed in 1944.  Engine 1 has been restored and is located in the lobby of the Main Fire Station on Hopmeadow Street,  It is still functional and is displayed at various parades and events during the year.  The 1921 Reo that was sold to Lost Acres has also been restored and is seen at many parades.

We found this video thanks to SCTV, the Simsbury Historical Society and one of our members.  We are excited to share this short clip with you.


If anyone has any old pictures or film of early days of the Simsbury especially Fire Department related please contact us as we would like to capture and share.


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.


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