Archive for 2011

Structure Fire

Monday, October 24th, 2011

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Darien Fire Department was dispatched to 41 Buttonwood Lane for a reported structure fire at about 9:00 AM on Monday Morning, October 25. First-arriving fire officers reported heavy smoke and fire on the second level of the dwelling.

Open House – Saturday, November 5

Friday, October 21st, 2011

open house sign 2011Darien Fire Department’s open house will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 11 AM to 3 PM.

There will be live vehicle extrication demonstrations, hands-on fire extinguisher training, fire truck rides, a (simulated) smoke-filled house, and other fun and informative activities for all ages.

Food will be available for sale, and the event will take place rain-or-shine.  Parking is available at the municipal parking lot adjacent to the firehouse.

For more information, contact Assistant Chief  Shane Smith:

Congratulations Stacey & Shane

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

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Congratulations to Stacey & 2nd Assistant Chief Shane Smith

Married July 9, 2011

Tower Ladder 43: Back in Quarters

Monday, June 27th, 2011

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We took delivery of our new Seagrave Aerialscope today.

In the coming weeks, we will be training with representatives from the factory and our local Seagrave dealer, and finishing up some equipment installation.

The Tower Ladder is Almost Complete

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

2011 Seagrave-Baker Aerialscope

Darien’s Tower Ladder is in its final stage of construction at Seagrave Fire Apparatus. Our committee will make its final inspection at Seagrave’s Clintonville, WI Factory in late April.  Following this trip, the apparatus will be outfitted at Excelsior Fire Equipment in Mamaroneck.  Representatives from Seagrave will then proceed to assist the department with training.

Click here for the photo album.

MVA Rollover on I-95 Southbound, Near Exit 13

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

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The occupants of this car escaped with minor injuries early Sunday morning.  Darien Fire Department members assisted one occupant who was trapped inside, and kept the scene safe for everybody working on-scene.

The Tower Ladder is Coming Along Nicely

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

group shot truck committee 18feb11

Six of our committee members just returned from a mid-construction inspection at Seagrave Fire Apparatus in Clintonville, Wisconsin. Their mission was to inspect the progress of the truck mid-way through its construction process. Each statement in the 100 page specification was reviewed aginast what was actually built. Methodical and detailed inspection of the dismantled bucket, boom, and chassis, was also done.

Generally speaking, the apparatus is coming along very well. It is beautifully and strongly built. The committee is very happy with the results, and is planning to return to the factory at the end of April for a final inspection.

More pictures can be found here.

Structure Fire on Old Kings’ Highway North

Monday, February 7th, 2011

165OKHN_McEwanA structure fire was reported to Darien Fire Department at about 2:00 AM Sunday, February 6, 2011.  The fire originated in the second floor of the residence.  The occupants were able to escape the house.

Assistance was immediately requested from Noroton Fire Department for an aerial ladder (while our  new tower ladder is being completed).  Noroton Heights Fire Department was also on scene to help.

This is the fourth structure fire to which the department has responded in a month.  The public is strongly urged to shovel out their two nearest fire hydrants, and to exercise caution on the roads and around home during these times of unusually bad weather.

(Photo by Marc McEwan, Darien Fire Marshal’s Office)

Busy Times at Darien Fire Department

Friday, January 21st, 2011

13 Wakeman Rd. 10Jan11

Darien Fire Dept. responded to three structure fires between January 7 and January 11.

The first response was to aid Noroton Heights Fire Dept. at a structure fire on Noroton Avenue.

The second, to a structure fire on Wakeman Road.  The fire involved the garage and extended into the.  The call was received late at night on Monday, January 10.

The following day, a structure fire was reported at a residence at 7 Wild Rose La.  This fire mostly involved a rear porch of the residence.