848 Post Rd., Darien, CT 06820
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Passing of Past Chief Andrew Robert Szanto

Jun 7 - 


It is with great sadness that the Darien Fire Department mourns today’s passing of past Chief, life long member, and great friend, A. Robert Szanto.

Please pray for Bob and his family in this time of great sorrow.  We will publicize memorial arrangements here once they are known.

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Redding Fire Dept. Line of Duty Death

Apr 15 - 

Darien Fire Department joins our brothers in Redding to mourn the line-of-duty death of G. Marshall Sanford, Past Chief & Lieutenant of the Redding Fire & EMS Co. #1.

Our thoughts and prayers are with our brother and sister firefighters in Redding.

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Darien Fire Department Team to Benefit St. Baldrick’s Foundation

Mar 5 - 

Darien Fire Department firefighters are supporting the St. Baldrick’s Foundation by shaving their heads to stand in solidarity with kids fighting cancer, and by raising money to find cures.

Please visit our team’s website and support us.

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Darien FD Assists Noroton FD at the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Crash

Jan 16 - 

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This midnight crash on Post Road near Old King’s Highway South required an extrication operation to free the occupant. Darien FD Rescue Co. 44 responded to assist Noroton FD with the incident Sunday night, January 15.

(Photo by Assistant Chief Shane Smith)

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Structure Fire

Oct 24 - 

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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.

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Open House – Saturday, November 5

Oct 21 - 

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: openhouse@darienfire.org

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Congratulations Stacey & Shane

Jul 9 - 

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Congratulations to Stacey & 2nd Assistant Chief Shane Smith

Married July 9, 2011

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Tower Ladder 43: Back in Quarters

Jun 27 - 

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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.

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The Tower Ladder is Almost Complete

Apr 12 - 

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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.

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MVA Rollover on I-95 Southbound, Near Exit 13

Feb 27 - 

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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.

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Support DFD

Since 1895 the Darien Fire Department has relied completely on the volunteers that dedicate their time and energy. Even if you are unable to volunteer as an active member of the department there are many ways to assist the Darien Fire Department. House Members assist the active fire fighters by performing administrative and other tasks such as cooking and mechanical work. Please contact us for more information about joining as an active member or a house member.
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