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New Canaan Fire Department

60 Main Street
New Canaan, CT 06840
Station: Headquarters
( 203 ) 594-3140

 
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Welcome to New Canaan Fire Department
 

NCFD is hiring
Monday, April 28, 2014 
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The Town of New Canaan and the New Canaan Fire Department has announced the opportunity for employment as an NCFD Firefighter. For more information on the application process, please go to www.newcanaan.gov. Follow the link to departments and click on Human resources... Good Luck!!

 
New Engine 1 is ready for delivery
Monday, April 28, 2014 
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A few members of the truck committee went to Wisconsin last week for the final inspection of the "New Engine 1". The trip was a great success and we are now awaiting the arrive of the newest engine of the fleet. Thanks again to Marion and all of their employees for their hard work and great craftsmanship with their products.

 
   
   
New NCFD Engine 1 is coming along!
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 
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After several months of hard work and countless hours, the new Engine 1 is starting to take shape. To follow the process, feel free to copy the link below to see our new pumper under construction. http://www.marionbody.com/products/progress_pics/NewCanaan68085Pumper/021114/index.html

 
   
   
Winter season safety tips
Be smart, be safe!
   Be smart, be safe!
Saturday, December 7, 2013 
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**** PRESS RELEASE****



 Recognizing that wood stoves and fireplaces are a common heat source in homes, the New Canaan Firefighters are concerned of the increased threat of an unintended fire as outdoor temperatures drop. While there are several ways that a stove or fireplace may cause a fire, experience in Shelton and throughout Connecticut demonstrates that fires resulting from improper disposal of ashes and lack of chimney cleaning are among the most common. Serious fire damage has resulted when homeowners have disposed of ashes in plastic or cardboard containers, boxes, and bags. Creosote build-up in chimneys, which is the result of incomplete combustion, has also led to many fires. Both fire causes are very easily preventable. For example, use of a tightly covered metal container for removal of ashes that is kept outdoors a safe distance from the house or any combustible structure can prevent a fire and save lives.



Before Use:



• Have the chimney inspected annually and cleaned if necessary by a professional. Even with burning proper wood, creosote can build up over time.



• Wood stoves should be of good quality, solid construction, and design. Purchase wood stoves evaluated by a nationally recognized laboratory, such as Underwriters Laboratories (UL).



• Be sure the fireplace or stove is installed properly. Wood stoves should have adequate clearance (36 inches) from combustible surfaces and proper floor support and protection.



• Use fire-resistant materials on walls around wood stoves.



• Install a stovepipe thermometer to help monitor flue temperatures.



Safe Use:



• Prevent the build-up of creosote within chimney flue by properly seasoned wood. Do not burn “green” wood.



• Don’t build roaring fires in fireplaces. Keep fires small. It is possible to ignite creosote in the chimney by overbuilding the fire.



• A stove should be burned hot twice a day for 15-30 minutes to reduce the amount of creosote buildup.



• Do not burn paper or trash within a stove or fireplace. Flaming paper will rise with the smoke and can ignite creosote build-up or roofing materials.



• Do not use flammable liquids to start or accelerate any fire.



• If synthetic logs are used, follow the directions on the package. NEVER break a synthetic log apart to quicken the fire or use more than one log at a time. They often burn unevenly, releasing higher levels of carbon monoxide. Do not burn synthetic logs within stoves.



• Never burn charcoal indoors. Burning charcoal can give off lethal amounts of carbon monoxide.



• Always use a metal mesh screen in front of the fireplace opening, to prevent embers or sparks from jumping out, unwanted material from going in, and help prevent the possibility of burns to occupants.



• Leave glass doors open while burning a fire. Leaving the doors open ensures that the fire receives enough air to ensure complete combustion and keeps creosote from building up in the chimney. Close glass doors when the fire is out to keep air from the chimney opening from getting into the room. Most glass fireplace doors have a metal mesh screen which should be closed when the glass doors are open. This mesh screen helps keep embers from getting out of the fireplace area.



• Keep air inlets on wood stoves open and never restrict air supply to fireplaces. Otherwise, you may cause creosote buildup that could lead to a chimney fire.



• Keep flammable materials away from your fireplace mantel. A spark from the fireplace could easily ignite these materials. Clear the area around the hearth of debris, decorations, and materials that can burn.



After Use:



• Allow ashes to cool completely before disposing. Store removed ashes in a tightly covered metal container and locate outdoors a safe distance from the house or any combustible structure. DO NOT place ashes in boxes, bags, or containers. Never store ashes on a wood deck, within a garage, or anywhere near the house.



• Before you go to sleep, be sure your fireplace fire is out. NEVER close your damper with hot ashes in the fireplace. A closed damper will help the fire to heat up again and will force toxic carbon monoxide into the house.

Finally, as in every season, have working smoke alarms installed on every level of your home, test them monthly and keep them clean and equipped with fresh batteries at all times. Know when and how to call “911” for help. And remember to practice your home escape plan.




 
NCFD welcomes their newest Brother
   
Saturday, December 7, 2013 
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Local 3224 would like to welcome Firefighter Michael Jackson to our Family. Michael "Thriller" Jackson graduated from the Connecticut Fire Academy's Recruit Class #52 on 12/6/13 and will begin his career with the NCFD on 12/9/13. Mike will be placed on Group 3 after a brief department orientation. Congratulations and welcome to the greatest career in the world!


 
South Fire District mourns the loss of a Brother
Monday, October 14, 2013 
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New Canaan Firefighters of Local 3224 shares our condolences with Local 3918 South Fire District and the family of FF Osiecki. RIP Brother!

South Fire District firefighter Michael Osiecki of Middletown passed away Sunday following a medical emergency.

Since July 1988, Osiecki served with Middletown's South Fire District, wearing badge number 32. On Thursday night, he helped out with the St. Vincent De Paul Amazing Grace food pantry's soup fundraiser by making his blazing hot and not-so-hot firehouse chili.

South Fire co-workers posted the sad news on the station's Facebook page, saying, "he proudly served our nation as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps after graduating high school."

As a member of South District Firefighters Local 3918, Osiecki held multiple positions within the union, including president. "Always a champion of labor issues that affected firefighters, especially those that involved health and safety," the station's Facebook page, says, he served on various committees for the Uniformed Professional Firefighters Association and Connecticut AFL-CIO.

He was also a long-time councilor for the Connecticut Critical Incident Stress Management team, a volunteer, not-for-profit organization which provides support following a critical incident event. 

In December 2009 Osiecki spoke to legislators at the State Capitol in Hartford against then Gov. M. Jodi Rell's $470 million proposed budget cuts which he said would affect the fire training school program and ongoing training of firefighters.


 
Don't forget to change your batteries
Thursday, October 3, 2013 
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As we approach the time of year to change our clocks (Fall back!!), please don't forget to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and Carbon monoxide detectors!!!


 
Don't forget to change your batteries
Thursday, October 3, 2013 
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As we approach the time of year to change our clocks (Fall back!!), please don't forget to change the batteries in your smoke detectors and Carbon monoxide detectors!!!


 
Congratualtions to Firefighter Craig Morrell
Thursday, August 1, 2013 
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After 24 years of service to the NCFD, Local 3224, Firefighter Craig Morrell will hang up his helmet. As of August 1st, 2013, FF Morrell will be a retired Firefighter. Congratulations on your retirement and stay well our Brother!


 
Congratulations to NCFD and Marion
Thursday, August 1, 2013 
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The New Canaan Fire Department and Marion Fire Apparatus have signed a contract for a new fire engine. The 750 gallon, 1250 gpm pump will serve as the new Engine 1 and lead engine for the Department. We look forward to the delivery in sometime in April 2014.


 
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