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  • Congratulations To Brandon Giannelli on His Promotion To Lieutenant

    Huge congratulations are in order for our very own Brandon Giannelli who has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.
    Originally a volunteer with West Haven Hook and Ladder Company 1, Brandon joined our department on July 22, 2015 and throughout his tenure has worked on our D and B shifts respectively.
    We wish now Lieutenant Giannelli all the best in his exciting new career chapter as a fire officer!

  • We Are Now Accepting Worn U.S. Flags For Proper Disposal

    We now have a U.S Flag retirement box posted directly outside our Center District headquarters. All are welcome to bring flags no longer fit for display and place them into this box. A ceremony to honorably retire these flags will be held at our headquarters located on 366 Elm Street, Saturday, December 9, 10AM.

  • New Partnership With Linked Autism Safety Project!

  • We are thrilled to announce a new community partnership between ourselves and Linked Autism Safety Project!

    With this new partnership, we will now be using voluntary registration forms, family emergency planning kits and sensory kits in our fire trucks and ambulances.

    We look forward to the continued partnership!

    If you have a child with autism in your home, you can fill out the Autism Safety Form

    Once complete, the form can either be dropped off at our headquarters located at 366 Elm Street or emailed to LinkedWHFD@Gmail.Com

    Additionally, we recommend storing these forms in your freezers so that in future emergencies, we may be able to readily access them at your homes.

  • Thank You to Mission BBQ for Their Support of The West Haven Fire Department

    Our department would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Mission Barbecue for their continued support of our department and our military veterans within our ranks. It is no small gesture to our department.

  • West Haven Fire Department Receives New FEMA Grant

  • In a press conference held at West Haven Fire Department headquarters, Chief of Department James O’Brien and Senator Richard Blumenthal were happy to announce the West Haven Fire Department has been awarded the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) fiscal 2022 year- Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) in the amount of almost $204,000 in Federal funding .

    This grant provides funding for new rope rescue equipment, emergency medial equipment including 2 Automated Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) devices & 3 Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and training for downed firefighter rescue, cold water rescue and officer development training.

    We thank both FEMA and Senator Blumenthal for their continued support of our department and the great work our members do to keep the residents of West Haven safe.

  • Senior Firefighter Frank Paine is Awarded Historic Badge Number One

    Congratulations to Firefighter Frank Paine on his assignment of the prestigious department badge number one. Badge number one is assigned to the most tenured firefighter in the department. Firefighter Paine was hired on September 3, 1996, and 27 years later remains an integral member of our department. He takes over for Joseph Bruneau who was recently promoted to Lieutenant. Lieutenant Bruneau held badge number one from December 28, 2022, to May 23, 2023.

  • Members of West Haven Fire Dept. Recognized During National EMS Week

    2023 National EMS Week at the West Haven Fire Department has taken on even greater meaning as we were proud to see our members recognized collectively for their outstanding life-saving efforts in two separate incidents in January and May of 2022 respectively during the 2023 Connecticut EMS Awards Luncheon held on Tuesday, May 23, 2023.

    We congratulate them and thank all members of the EMS community for their continued contributions to the field during this National EMS Week!

  • West Haven Fire Department Holds Promotional Ceremony

    Tuesday, May 23, 2023, was an incredibly special day as the West Haven Fire Department held its promotion ceremony. Being promoted were Lieutenant (now Captain) Michel Farrelly and Firefighter (now Lieutenant) Joseph Bruneau. With a combined 44 years’ experience between them, both men are second generation firefighters who have always given their very best to the city and the department. We’re grateful to have them and we sincerely congratulate them on their well-earned promotions!