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2021 CONNECTICUT APPARATUS DELIVERIES

Beacon Falls, Connecticut Fire Department- has placed into service a 2021 Ford F-450 ambulance as BH-6. Posted in May.

Branford, Connecticut Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Sutphen pumper for Engine 5. It replaces a 1993 Sutphen. Posted in April.

Bridgeport, Connecticut Fire Department- has taken delivery of two (2) 2021 Pierce Enforcer 1250/500 pumpers for Engine 3 and Engine 15. Posted in July.

Brookfield, Connecticut Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2020 Ford F-550 Type 1 ambulance manufactured by PL Custom Emergency Vehicles. It replaces a 2010 Ford E/PL Custom. Posted in January.

Burlington, Connecticut Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Freightliner 114SD/Firovac 2200 gallon tanker for Tanker 101. Posted in April.

East Granby, Connecticut Fire Department- Engine-Tank 308's 2005 KME 1000/1000 has returned to service after being refurbished by Gowans-Knight. Posted in May.

Eastford Fire Company (Eastford, CT)- recently placed into service a 2021 Spartan MetroStar/Toyne pumper with 1500 GPM pump, 1000 gallon tank and a stainless steel body. It is designated Engine-Tank 271. Posted September 2021.

Echo Hose Hook & Ladder Ambulance (Shelton, Connecticut)- has taken delivery of and placed into service a 2019 Mercedes 4X4 Sprinter ambulance with a 2nd ambulance being delivered shortly. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Ellington, Connecticut Fire Department- recently took delivery of a 2020 Sutphen Monarch Exterme Duty 1500/1000/30F for Squad 243. It replaces a 1997 Pierce Quantum. Posted in May.

Enfield, Connecticut Fire District 1- has taken delivery of a 2021 Pierce Velocity for Engine 16. It has a 1250 GPM pump and 750 gallon water tank. Posted in April.

Essex, Connecticut Fire Department- has placed into service a new a MetalCraft Marine 28’ fireboat. It features a twin Yamaha 200hp outboards, 1500 GPM pump and is powered by a GM 6.2 liter V8. Posted in June.

Flanders, Connecticut Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Spartan/Smeal 1500/1250 for Engine 21. Posted in June.

Guilford, Connecticut Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Chevy/Excellence ambulance for Medic 1. Posted in April.

Hartford, Connecticut Fire Department- had taken delivery of two (2) 2020 E-One Typhoon pumpers. Each features a 1250 GPM pump, 560 gallon water tank and 30 gallon foam tank. They will be assigned to Engine 2 and Engine 5, replacing a pair of 2003 Ferrara pumpers. Posted in January.

Hartford, Connecticut Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2020 E-One Cyclone-Metro 100' RMA for Ladder 4. It replaces a 2001 Sutphen. Posted in February.

Manchester, Connecticut Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Spartan Metro Star/Marion with 2000 GPM pump and 500 gallon water tank for Engine 3. Posted in July.

Milford, Connecticut Fire Department- recently took delivery of a 2021 Ferrara Inferno with 1250 GPM pump and 500 gallon water tank for Engine 4. Posted in September.

Milford, Connecticut Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Ford F-550/Horton ambulance for Medic 3. Posted in October.

Mohegan Tribal Fire Department (Mohegan Suns Casino/Resort, CT)- recently placed into service a 2020 Pierce Saber with 1500 GPM pump. It replaces a 1999 American LaFrance pump. Also, the department's 2009 Spartan/Smeal 2000/300/100' twr was sold to North River, PEI in Canada. Posted in August.

Moosup Fire (Plainfield, Connecticut)- has taken delivery of a 2021 Pierce Arrow XT pumper for Engine 194. It features a 1750 GPM pump, 750 gallon water tank and two 20 gallon foam cells. Posted in August.

New London, Connecticut Fire Department- receives new Pierce tower to replace defective 2019 model. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

Naugatuck, Connecticut Fire Department- recently placed into service a 2021 Pierce Arrow XT 100' Mid-Mount tower with 2000 GPM pump and 300 gallon tank as Truck 1. Posted in June.

New Fairfield, Connecticut Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Freightliner/Pierce 1800 gallon tanker for Tanker 7. It replaces a 1998 Freightliner/4 Guys. Posted in April.

North Stonington, Connecticut Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Peterbuilt/E-One 1500/3000/30B for Engine 3 (H-13). Posted in June.

Northfield Fire (Litchfield, Conn)- has taken delivery of a 2021 Spartan MetroStar/4-Guys Walk Around Heavy Rescue w/19' Box. It replaces a 1993 International 4900/PL Custom rescue. Posted in September.

Old Saybrook, Connecticut Fire Department- recently took delivery of two 2021 Pierce Enforcer pumpers for Engine 351 and Engine 353. Both units feature 1500 GPM pumps and 1000 gallon water tanks. They replace a 2004 Ferrara and 1994 E-One. Posted in October.

Poquonnock Bridge (Groton, Conn) Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2020 Spartan/Marion 1500/570 for Engine 32. The current Engine 32 will be reassigned as Engine 33 and the current Engine 33 will be donated to the Eastern Fire School in Connecticut. Posted in September.

Quaker Farms Fire (Oxford, Conn)- has taken delivery of a 2021 Pierce Arrow XT pumper for Engine 31. It features a 1500 GPM pump, 1000 gallon water tank and 30 gallon foam tank. It replaces a 1998 American LaFrance. Posted in August.

Quiambaug Fire Co (Stonington, Conn)- has taken delivery of a KME tanker built on a Freightliner chassis. Designated T-24, it features a 1500 GPM pump and a 2000 gallon tank. Posted in January.

Scotland, CT Volunteer Fire Department- has recently placed into service a Toyne pumper/tanker built on an International Navistar 2-door chassis as Engine-Tank 116. It features a 1500 GPM pump, 3000 gallon water tank and a stainless steel body. Posted in September.

South Windham, Connecticut Fire Department- recently placed into service a 2020 Pierce Saber pumper as Engine 204. It features a 1500 GPM pump and 1000 gallon water tank and replaces a Ford C/E-One pumper. Posted in March.

Southington, Connecticut Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2020 Sutphen Monarch Extreme Duty rescue pumper for Squad 1. It features a 1500 GPM pump and 750 gallon water tank. Squad 1's current 2017 Sutphen will be reassigned to Engine 31, replacing a 1999 Pierce. Posted in February.

Torrington, Connecticut Fire Department- has purchased an E-One stock ladder truck. Built on a Typhoon X with long cab, it features a 2000 GPM Hale QMAX pumper, 500 gallon water tank, 78' rear-mount aerial with 750 lb tip rating, and a Cummins ISL 450 HP motor. Posted in February.

Trumbull Center, Connecticut Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 E-One Typhoon X 1500/780/30F pumper for Engine 101. Posted in April.

Vernon, Connecticut Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Pierce Enforcer PUC pumper for Squad 4 (441). It features a 1500 GPM pump, 1000 gallon water tank and a rescue style body. It replaces Rescue 441 and Engine-Tank 441. Posted in May.

Waterbury, Connecticut Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Spartan Metrostar/Gowans-Knight 1500/500 for Engine 7. It replaces a 2003 Seagrave 1500/500. Posted in March.

The West Shore Fire District (West Haven, CT)- has taken delivery of a 2019 Ford F-550 4x4/PL Custom re-mounted rescue/ambulance for Rescue 35. Posted in February.

Windsor, Connecticut Fire Department- recently took delivery of a 2020 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/500 for Engine 2. Posted in May.

Windsor, Connecticut Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/500 for Poquonock Engine 3. Posted in October.

Woodbridge, Connecticut Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2021 E-One Typhoon for Engine 3. It replaces a 1989 Ford F-800/FMC. Posted in March.




2021 CONNECTICUT APPARATUS & VEHICLE NEWS

Ansonia, Connecticut Fire Department- Eagle Hose Hook & Ladder Co Truck 7's 2006 Pierce Dash 95' Mid-Mounted Tower has returned to service after being refurbished. Posted in March.

Burlington, Connecticut Fire Department- has placed into service a 2021 Ford Explorer non-transporting ALS unit as Medic 10. Posted in May.

Hebron, Connecticut Fire Department- has placed into service a 2010 Ford F-550 4x4/Lifeline ambulance as Ambulance 610. The unit previously served with the Bozrah, CT Fire Department and was refurbished before being delivered to Hebron. Posted in January.

Meriden, Connecticut Fire Department- the reserve ladder, a 1999 E-One Cyclone II, has changed designations from Truck 101 to Truck 2. Posted in January.

Quiambaug Fire (Stonington, Connecticut)- with the delivery of the two new KME units, T22's 1987 Spartan/RD Murray 1500/1000, T23's 1990 International/Ranger 1250/1000 and T27's 1997 International/Super Vac rescue have all been retired. Posted in February.

Shelton, Connecticut Fire Department- funds approved to purchase equipment for new tower. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

South Windsor, Connecticut Fire Department- Fire Chief hopes to replace rescue truck and other equipment. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Westport, Connecticut Fire Department- funds have been approved to purchase a new ambulance, dive unit and shift commander's vehicle. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

Wilton, Connecticut Fire Department- has placed into service a 2020 Ford F-550/1997 KME as Utility 6. The KME box came from a Ford F-350 chassis that had been acquired from Otto, NY. It was mounted to a new chassis and refurbished by the department's mechanic. Posted in April.




2021 CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT NEWS

Allingtown Fire Department (West Haven, Conn)- welcomes 2 new firefighter/paramedics. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

Bethel, Connecticut Fire & EMS- names new officers. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Bozrah, Connecticut Fire Department- life long firefighter honored with prestigious award. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

Branford, Connecticut- Indian Neck Vol Fire Captain Mike Mullen retires after 47 years of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Bridgeport, Connecticut Fire Department- has appointed Deputy Fire Chief Lance Edwards as the Acting Fire Chief. Posted in June.

Bristol, Connecticut Fire Department- Fire Chief Paul Leeman Jr. retires. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Bristol, Connecticut Fire Department- names Scott Sutter Jr as new fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Bristol, Connecticut Fire Department- swears in 7 new firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in September.

Broad Brook Fire (East Windsor, Conn)- celebrates 125th Anniversary. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Brookfield, Connecticut Fire Department- upgrades EMS with new deputy chief and added overnight staff. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Canton, Connecticut Fire Department- names Jonathan Gotaski as the new fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Coventry, Connecticut Fire Department- appoints 3 new deputy chiefs. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

Danbury, Connecticut Fire Department- Acting Fire Chief Mark Omasta has retired after 36 years of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Danbury, Connecticut Fire Department- hires Kevin Ford from Yonkers, NY to be Interim Fire Chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Danbury, Connecticut Fire Department- councilman proposes tax abatement to help retain volunteer firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Danbury, Connecticut Fire Department- to built addition to firehouse for equipment storage. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Danbury, Connecticut Fire Department- has promoted William Lounsbury to the rank of Assistant Fire Chief. Posted in September.

Derby, Connecticut Fire Department- firefighter clipped by car while at fire scene. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Drakeville, Connecticut Fire Department- Volunteer Firefighter Mike Maccalous retires after 53 years with the department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

East Haven, CT Fire Department- has been awarded a federal share of $98,181.82 for Thermal Imaging cameras

East Lyme, Connecticut Fire Department- two new firefighters get belated welcome. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

Farmington, Connecticut Fire Department- recognizes two firefighters for over 100 years of combined service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Greenwich, Connecticut Fire Department- promotes four firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Greenwich, Connecticut Fire Department- chiefs unite in fight to increase command staff. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Greenwich, Connecticut Fire Department- officially swears in 3 new firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

Greenwich, Connecticut Fire Department- two new recruits join the department. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in August.

Hartford, Connecticut Fire Department- Fire Chief Reginald Freeman to step down in May to take new position in California. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Hartford, Connecticut Fire Department- Ladder 3 has been relocated from Station 7 on Clark Street to Station 2 at 1515 Main Street. Also, Station 11 on Sisson Ave will be undergoing renovation and companies will be reassigned. Engine 11 will run from Station 14 and Tac 1 will run from Station 8. Posted in August.

Hartford, Connecticut Fire Department- apparatus crash sends 4 firefighters to the hospital. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in August.

Manchester, Connecticut Fire Department- has appointed Daniel A. French as the new fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

Manchester, CT Fire Department– has been awarded a federal share of $98,242.33 for Firefighter Training

Meriden, Connecticut Fire Department- city council approves 2nd deputy chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Meriden, Connectiut Fire Department- Michael B. Shaw has been appointed as the new Deputy Fire Chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Meriden, Connecticut Fire Department- city council has approved new safety officer positions. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

Middletown, Connecticut Fire Department- promotes six firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Middletown, Connecticut Fire Department- Acting Fire Chief John "Jay" Woron II has been named as the new permanent chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in August.

Monroe, Connecticut Fire Department- firefighter injured battling house fire. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Mystic, Connecticut Fire Department- fire chief announces retirement. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

New Britain, Connecticut Fire Department- firefighter hospitalized after working at mutliple fires. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

New Britain, Connecticut Fire Department- restores assistant chief position. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

New Britain, CT Fire Department – has been awarded a federal share of $309,371.64 for installation of fire sprinkler systems & Firefighter Training

New Canaan, Connecticut Fire Department- welcomes two new members. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

New Canaan, Connecticut Fire Department- appoints Albert Basset as Assistant Fire Chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in August.

New Fairfield, Connecticut Fire Department- awarded Federal grant for COVID supplies. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

New London, Connecticut Fire Department- names new training and safety director. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

New London, CT Fire Department– has been awarded a federal share of $185,921.32 for Breathing Air Compressor, CPR Compression Devices & Firefighter Training

Nichols Fire Department (Trumbull, Conn)- Assistant Chief Raymond Franko has been appointed as the new fire chief, replacing Fire Chief Andrew Kingsbury. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

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North Stonington, Connecticut Fire Department- has opened their new station located at 25 Rocky Hollow Road. Posted in June.

Norwalk, CT Fire Department– has been awarded a federal share of $50,818.18 for Firefighter Wellness & Fitness Equipment

Norwich, Connecticut- fire service study says to intergrate instead of consolidating the six fire departments. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Plainfield, Connecticut Fire Department- Fire Marshal Paul Yellen is set to retire after 25 years of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Plainfield, Connecticut Fire Department- has named Constantino Galasso as the new fire marshal. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Plainville, Connecticut Fire Department- honors long time firefighters for their service to the community. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

Poquonnock Bridge Fire District (Groton, CT)– has been awarded a federal share of $45,436.95 for Firefighter Training

Prospect, Connecticut Fire Department- firehouse roof in need of repairs. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Redding, Connecticut Fire Department- looks to demolish current fire station and build modern facility. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Ridgefield, Connecticut Fire Department- fire and police propose changes to dispatch to cut response times. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Ridgefield, Connecticut Fire Department- welcomes three new recruits- Niels Ebbesen, Jake Amorando, and Paulina Smaga. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

South Fire District, Middletown Connecticut- receives over $250,000 in Federal grants. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

South Fire District, Middletown Connecticut- Former Naugatuck Deputy Fire Chief James Trzaski has taken over as fire chief of the South Fire District. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

Southington, Connecticut Fire Department- interim chief James Paul has been proted to permanent fire chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in March.

Southington, Connecticut Fire Department- Station 5, located at 72 River Street, has closed temporarily while a sprinkler system is installed in the building. Crews and equipment have been relocated to Station 3 on Clark Street until the work is completed, which is projected to be by the start of September. Posted in July.

Southington, Connecticut Fire Department- grant will allow department to hire more firefighters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

Stratford, Connecticut Fire Department- has appointed Captain Jermaine B. Atkinson as the new Deputy Fire Chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in June.

Stratford, CT Fire Department– has been awarded a Federal share of $25,996.11 for firefighter training

Tolland, Connecticut Fire Department- Firefighter/EMT Jack Palozie has been promoted to Lieutenant. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in January.

Tolland, Connecticut Fire Department- voters approved funds to renovate the fire station. Posted in May.

Torrington, Connecticut Fire Department- Fire Chief Peter Towey to take position as Assistant Fire Chief in New Britain. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in July.

Union Fire Department (Staffords Springs, CT)- has been awarded a federal share of $31,305.05 for Thermal Imaging Cameras, Firefighter Protective Gear, and a Protective Gear Washer

Wallingford, Connecticut Fire Department- Fire Chief Richard Heidgerd has announced he will retired after 30 years of service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.

Wallingford, Connecticut Fire Department- Deputy Fire Chief Joseph Czentnar has been appointed as the new fire chief. Posted in July.

Wallingford, Connecticut Fire Department- honors new hires and promotions made during pandemic. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in September.

Waterford, Connecticut Fire Department- has hired Michael Howley to be the Director of Fire Services. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in May.

Waterford, Connecticut Fire Department- firefighters recognized in ceremony. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in October.

West Hartford, CT Fire Department– has been awarded a federal share of $350,353.64 for Fire Officer Training

West Haven, CT Fire Department- has been awarded a federal share of $373,636.36 for Rapid Intervention Air Packs and Firefighter Breathing Apparatus. This is a Regional Award also benefitting the Allingtown Fire District and West Shore Fire District

West Stafford, Connecticut Fire Department- celebrates 75th anniversary. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Weston, CT Fire Department- has been awarded a federal share of $266,666.67 for Firefighter Breathing Apparatus

Westport, Connecticut Fire Department- Deputy Chief Michael Kronick returns home after two week national wildfire assignment. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in August.

Wilton, Connecticut Fire Department- hires new deputy chief. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in February.

Windham/North Windham, CT Fire- has been awarded a federal share of $135,657.14 for Firefighter Breathing Apparatus

Windham/Willimantic, CT Fire- has been awarded a federal share of $84,054.44 for Firefighter Training

Yantic Fire (Norwich, Connecticut) Fire Department- Fire Chief Frank Blanchard retires, succeeded by his predasessor. CLICK FOR ARTICLE. Posted in April.




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