The Suffield Fire Department was chartered in 1897 and has continued to serve the community for well over 100 years. A six member Board of Fire Commissioners governs the Department while operating under the direction of a paid Chief. Career firefighters staff the main station twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week while also relying heavily on volunteer members. Working out of four fire stations, the Department utilizes three 1,000 gallon Engines; a 2,500 gallon Engine-Tanker with 1,000 gallon per minute (GPM) pumps; one 1,800 gallon Tanker; a Mid-size Rescue; a 100' Tower Ladder; and miscellaneous ancillary vehicles. All ensure a prompt response to emergency calls received. The department averages approximately 500 calls per year, protecting forty-four square miles of rural community and 15,735 residents (2010 US Census). The Department also responds to Bradley International Airport as part of a mutual aid agreement with Bradley Airport Fire Department.
The dedicated men and women of the Suffield Fire Department train year round to continuously hone their skills, either in house or at the CT Fire Academy. Training includes, but is not limited to, firefighting, vehicle extrication, ice rescue, low angle rope rescue, wilderness search and rescue, and hazmat. Firefighters are certified to the minimum levels of Firefighter I and Hazmat Operational. While these certifications are a success to achieve in and of itself, many members choose to challenge themselves by certifying to levels above this minimum standard.
Residents are asked to become involved in their community by joining the Department. There are opportunities to assist as a member which do not require firefighting including fire support and other administrative positions alike. See below for additional information and application.
Applications & Permits
Listing files in 'Fire Department Documents'