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In Honor of Bob Szanto

Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Members of Darien, Noroton, and Noroton Heights teamed up to participate in the National Lung Association’s Fight for Air Climb in New Haven to honor the memory of past Chief Bob Szanto.  Of course, firefighters take it to the next level, by wearing turnout gear and SCBA.

To contribute to the cause, click here.


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Please Remember Past Assistant Chief Joey Fumega

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014


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Joey Fumega was serving as an Assistant Chief with Darien Fire Department when his life was taken by a horrific car accident in 1989.

November 20, 2014, would be his 50th birthday.

There is a social media event honoring Joey’s memory on the 20th.  If you’d like, you can show your support by signing up in event’s facebook page, here.

Joey was a very significant contributor to the department and the community, and was loved by many.  He has been sorely missed during the past 25 years.

The Darien Fire Department Family

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Wishing you the best.

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Photo by F. Orwawsky

Darien Fire Department Mourns the Passing of 79-Year Member Robert Alexander

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014


The Darien Fire Department mourns the passing of 79-year member Robert Alexander who passed away yesterday, April 14, 2014.

Bob was the oldest standing member of the department, having joined in 1935.  He was a past-President, Trustee, and Building Committee Member, responsible for the design and construction of the firehouse that has served us extremely well since 1964.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Helen.

A graveside service will be held at Spring Grove Cemetery, 41 Hecker Avenue, Darien on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 1:45 PM.  His obituary can be seen here.

Showing Solidarity by Shedding Hair

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014



Leave Fireworks to the Professionals!

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

This Summer, leave fireworks to the professionals.  They’re fun, but dangerous. 

Our recommendation is to join us at the second annual Darien Firefighters’ Foundation fireworks display at Darien High School Friday, June 28!  It will be a blast!

Please Support Darien FD Members’ Work for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

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For Daniel

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Darien Fire Department Members, and hundreds of other firefighters from the region, bid farewell to Daniel B., our little brother, in Sandy Hook.

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Daniel wanted to be a firefighter when he grew up, like his FDNY uncles. His life was taken at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012. It was nice to be able to help bring comfort to his family in some way by showing the support and solidarity of the fire service community. It was an honor to be part of this event.


Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Darien Fire Department’s open house for 2012 is Cancelled.

Get Ready!

Friday, October 26th, 2012

Please refer to local, state, and federal government guidelines with regard to preparing for the upcoming storm.

Per website:

“Darien is calling for mandatory evacuations of all coastal areas by 7pm [Sunday October 28] including Noroton Bay, Tokeneke, Contentment Island, Five Mile River Road, Holly Pond, Delafield Island, Tokeneke in the vicinity of the Five Mile River. Record high tides will result in all inland river areas to flood. During peak storm conditions, emergency personnel may not be able to get to you. Seek shelter with family or friends if possible. When evacuating, remember to bring all items for personal health and safety as well as important documents and insurance papers. ”