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.
Darien 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: firstname.lastname@example.orgRead »
Congratulations to Stacey & 2nd Assistant Chief Shane Smith
Married July 9, 2011Read »
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.Read »
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.
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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.Read »
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.Read »
A 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)Read »
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.Read »
Past Fire Chief Eugene “Gen-o” Maher first joined the Darien Fire Department in 1944, and served as Chief from 1960-1961. Chief Maher passed away last week at the age of 84.
He served his community as a fire chief, scout master, and through his work with the post office. He served his country with the US Army Air Corps.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 372 Danbury Road, Suite 159, Wilton, CT 06897.Read »
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.