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SVFC 75th1944 - SIMSBURY WITHOUT FIRE PROTECTION! 75th logo

 

That may have been the headline 75 years ago if not for a group of Simsbury residents who stepped up to form and organize the Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company when Ensign Bickford informed the town that it could no longer provide fire response service to the town due to the impact of World War II.

Working in partnership with the Simsbury Fire District (who is also celebrating 75 years of service) the Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company, starting with 1 engine and a hand full of volunteer residents, has seen significant growth and modernization as it continues to provide the highest level of fully trained fire and rescue services. The SVFC continues to reply on Simsbury residents to volunteer to be trained and state certified as firefighters.

This year we begin our celebration of 75 years of volunteer fire service to the Town of Simsbury.  There are many events being planned over the next 12 months beginning with the Rotary's Simsbury River Run Road Race - Held Sunday April 28th on Iron Horse Blvd -  While the weather didn't cooperate it certainly didn't dampen the sprit of the celebtration nor the spirit of the runners who came in support of this event and our kick off anniversary event. We wish to thank all who ventured out to run, walk, or just to support this great running event.  

       

21st ANNUAL SIMSBURY VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY & LADIES AUXILIARY GOLF TOURNAMENT- held Thursday June 13th at Simsbury Farms Golf Course.  This annual fund rasing event was enjoyed by a 160+ golfers this year and despite the cold raining day it was a fun day for all. We were happy to be back at Simsbury Farms as we celebrated our 75th anniversary during this event.  Mark your 2020 calendars for June 11th! 

      

FAMILY CHICKEN BBQ  - Was held on Saturday June 29th at the Weatogue Fire Training Grounds / Weatogue Park.  A bit of a throw back from yesteryear featuring a good fashion fresh cooked Chicken Dinner with Corn on the Cob, Baked Potato, Salad, Roll and Fresh Strawberry Shortcake for Dessert!  There was music entertainment provided by our own high school battle of the bands winners, old fashion carnival style games such as Hoopla, Nickle Pitch and Fish toss for the kids reminiscent of old Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company Carnivals held on these grounds years back.  We even brought back our Hi-Striker and Dunking booth which included "dunkiees"  like our own Fire Chief Jim Baldis, Police Chief Nick Boulter, and Ambulance Chief Karin Stewart!  NBCCT Meteoroligist Bob Maxon made an appearence in the dunking booth too!  A firefighting themed "firefighter challenge" activity for the kids was very popular with gear for the kids to wear, fire hose, teddy bear rescue and more. It was a great time and we thank all those to came to help up celebrate our 75th birthday!

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75th ANNIVERSARY FIRE TRUCK PARADE - Was held on Sunday September 8th - In partnership with the Simsbury SeptemberFest the Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company and Simsbury Fire District put on parade all our Fire Apparatus and mobile equipment which was a feature of the old carnival days over 20 years ago. It was a beutiful sunny day with many residents and out of town guest sitting along Iron Horse Blvd as Simsbury presented its apparatus along with neighboring towns who came to help with the celebration.  It was a fun time for all.

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