Archive for 2010

Attic Fire, 12 Harriet Lane East

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Darien Firefighters working to extinguish attic fire caused by recessed light in floor below

“A recessed closet light sparks a fire that causes minor damage to the ceiling and the attic above.

Firefighters kept an attic fire from ripping through a Darien home at 12 Harriet Lane East in the wee hours Wednesday morning, fire officials say.”
(excerpt from DarienPatch article written by Cecelia Smith, April 28, 2010)

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Dog Rescued from Cherry Lawn Pond

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

Darien Fire Dept. members rescued a cocker spaniel from the pond at Cherry Lawn Park on Wednesday morning.

The dog’s owner, who went into the pond attempting a rescue, and the dog, are doing OK.

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“Firehouse Promotions” does not represent Darien Fire Dept.

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Firehouse Promotions, Inc. does not represent Darien Fire Department.  If they solicit a donation from you on our behalf, please be aware that they do not forward any of their proceeds to us.

All of our fundraising is managed in-house, with no third-party involvement.

Haz-Mat on I-95

Friday, February 5th, 2010

Hazmat ContractorsConnecticut DEP requested Darien FD to respond to a hazardous materials incident at the I-95 northbound rest area Monday, February 1, at 7:25 PM.  A tractor trailer, containing about two dozen barrels of toxic and highly flammable chemicals, parked on the west side of the rest area.  DEP and fire officials closed much of the rest area, according to published guidelines specific to the materials on board the truck.

A hazardous materials clean up company was called in by DEP.  In the event the materials ignited, Darien firefighters were ready to fight the fire, close I-95, and evacuate the area.

It was determined that one of the barrels was ruptured in the truck.  Our crews were on scene for five hours.

DFD & Cub Scouts Learn the Dangers of Ice

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

Cub Scout Pack 118’s Bears learned the dangers of ice with Darien Firefighters when the department hosted a den meeting January 24.  The water was 6″-8″ thick that day, which allowed for a safe demonstration.

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Passing of Past Chief Jim Miller, Jr

Monday, January 18th, 2010

undefinedIt is with great sorrow that the Darien Fire Department mourns the loss of past Chief Jim Miller, Jr.

Jimmy joined the department in 1978.  He served as Lieutenant Ladder Company 43, and eventually became Chief of the Department.

Our warmest condolences extend to the Miller Family