Electors of the First Fire Taxation District City of West Haven are hereby notified and warned that the Annual Meeting of said District will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. in the Savin Rock Community School, 50 Park Street, West Haven, Connecticut.

    The purpose of said meeting will be:
    1. Election of a moderator.
    2. To receive the report of the Board of Fire Commissioners.
    3. To submit the budget for the year 2018-2019 for approval and prescribe the rate of taxation to be levied and collected in said District, based on the current Grand List.
    4. To nominate candidates, who are electors, for Fire Commissioner, whose names shall appear on the voting machine at the Election for Fire Commissioner, to be held on Saturday, May 12, 2018 between the hours of 12:00 Noon to 8:00 P.M. at Surfside, 200 Oak Street, West Haven, Connecticut.
    5. To transact any other business properly brought before said meeting.

    Board of Fire Commissioners:
    Bruce E. Sweeney, Chairman
    John Carew, Treasurer
    Nicholas W. Ruickoldt, Secretary

  • WHFD Memorial Walk Way Bricks

  • We are taking brick orders

    The West Haven Fire Department is currently taking orders for bricks to be placed in the Memorial Walkway in front of Fire Headquarters on Elm St.

    Bricks are $100. Orders can be place through the online form below.

    We are expecting to be placing the bricks in the spring or summer of 2018. We will be notifying everyone who has placed an order with more details as the time approaches.

    West Haven Fire Department Memorial Walkway Brick Order Form
  • Senator Blumenthal Appeals for Zadroga Act Reauthorization

    Senator Blumenthal, along with several other State and Local legislators attended a press conference at the West Haven Fire Dept to express the need for Congress to pass a bill to continue funding for 9/11 responders. The current legislation which covers the health care of those who responded on 9/11 and the workers who helped for months afterward, is set to expire October 1st. The responders and workers have had a high rate of illness, often deadly, since being exposed to toxic dust in the aftermath of 9/11. The Zadroga Act has been necessary to ensure they are taken care of, but it was built with an expiration date. Senator Blumenthal is pushing for a bill with no expiration, so we can be sure that those who took care of our country will always be taken care of in return. Track this crucial legislation here.

  • Paper Sky Lanterns – Dangerous and Illegal

    Paper Sky Lanterns, or “Chinese Lanterns”, as they are commonly known, are as dangerous as they are beautiful. They can go awry and start brush fires, or worse, land on someone’s roof and start a deadly house fire. Most people don’t realize they are, in fact, illegal in the State of Connecticut. These are statutes that the West Haven Fire Dept does not ignore. Stay legal, stay safe, do not launch paper lanterns.

  • Storm Season is Upon Us

  • Print and review this Guide To Emergency Preparedness, published by the State of Connecticut.
    Guide To Emergency Preparedness

  • Stay Safe This Summer

  • Wear a helmet while biking, and skating. Especially at the skate park on Beach St. If Tony Hawk and Dave Mirra wear helmets, you should too.

    Wear protective gear on motorcycles. Every Firefighter and Paramedic has seen it save lives and reduce injury. Trust us, it’s worth it.

    Boat smart. Bring and wear life jackets. Tell someone on shore where you are going and when to expect you home.

    Grill safely. You should keep all grills OFF decks and porches, and away from your house. If you live in an apartment, IT’S THE LAW.

    The West Haven Fire Dept wants to wish you a fun, cool, and safe summer.

  • New Engines

  • We have recently replaced 2 aging Pierce fire engines with 2 new HME Spectre engines. These employ all the important safety and technological advancements made in the last 15 years. These engines have built in generators to provide electricity on demand at scenes. Each has an inline foam system for extra fire suppression at the flip of a switch. The water pump employs an automatic pressure governor which increases safety of the hose teams and decreases demand on the pump operator. The engines are equipped with a full compliment of safety features as well including 360 degree cameras for driver visibility, redundant passenger restraint systems, side curtain air bags, and wireless headset communication systems. Each engine carries 880 gallons of water with a 1250 gallon per minute Hale pump. Stainless steel piping and waterways will reduce maintenance cost. E21 from headquarters is spec'd as a paramedic engine and carries personnel and equipment to handle the most urgent medical emergencies. It carries the "Jaws-of-Life" and other equipment for rescues. E25 on Meloy Road carries first response medical equipment will quickly be first at any incident on that side of the district.

  • Install, Maintain, and Use Smoke Detectors

  • Smoke detectors save lives. We see it happen.
    It is a good practice to change the batteries in your smoke detector when you change your clocks. Spring and Fall.

    Carbon Monoxide detectors are just as important. Carbon Monoxide is imposible to detect with your senses, and it can kill you.

    Call any of your local West Haven Fire Departments to have an appointment made to have free smoke and CO detectors installed, and have a free home safety inspection done.

  • Outdoor Fires in West Haven

    —The burning of brush or rubbish is prohibited in the city.
    —Fire pits are allowed, but must be covered with a tight screen that will catch and arrest sparks. Be courteous to your neighbors and mindful of where the smoke is going.
    —Fire pits that result in multiple complaints of smoke, become “nuisance fires” and will be ordered extinguished, even if they are legal.

  • Call 911 only in an extreme emergency

  • To report smoke or fire.
    If you smell gas.
    To report a large spill of hazardous materials.
    To report a car accident.
    To get help with a medical emergency.
    If you need the police.
    Any other possible threat to the safety of people or property.

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