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WFD Recruiting Video

Saturday, January 11, 2014

WFD's New Website is Up and Running!

Westfield Fire has launched our new website - please click www.westfieldfd.com to navigate to the new site.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Commission Meeting for December 2013 Canceled

Notice

The Westfield Fire District Commission monthy meeting, originally scheduled for Tuesday December 10, and rescheduled to Tuesday December 17, 2013 had been canceled due to inclement weather.  The next Westfield Fire District Commission meeting is scheduled for Tuesday January 14, 2014.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Reading Smoke

Check out this video on how to read smoke - good stuff....

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Notice of Cancellation

The regular monthly meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners for the Westfield Fire District of the City of Middletown which was scheduled for Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. has been cancelled and has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the Firehouse, 653 East Street, Middletown, CT

 Ross Andrew, Jr., Chairman
Westfield Fire District
of the City of Middletown

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Structure Fires - Carriage Crossing & Monarcha Lane

The 3 fire departments covering the City of Middletown were unusually busy last night.  At approximately 5:30 p.m., Westfield Fire was toned out for a working fire at the Carriage Crossing condo complex.  When Chief John Lockwood arrived on scene he confirmed the working fire and requested a second tone.  Mutual aid was received from Middletown, South Fire, Cromwell, Middlefield, Portland and East Berlin.  Fire spread to 7 condos before being stopped about 40 minutes after WFD's arrival.  Westfield Fire, the Westfield FMO and the State FMO remained on-scene through the morning hours to complete their investigation of the cause.  At approximately 12:30 a.m., South Fire was toned out for a reported structure fire on Monarcha Lane.  Westfield, Middlefield, Durham and Middletown provided mutual aid in the non-hydranted area of the city near the Durham town line.  Click the links below to see some video of the Carriage Crossing fire.

http://www.wtnh.com/news/middlesex-cty/condo-complex-uninhabitable-after-fire

http://www.wfsb.com/story/23749509/condo-fire-reported-in-Middletown

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Cut 'em up!

 The Westfield Fire Department held extrication drills using a few vehicles donated by Bishop's Auto Body over the past two Tuesdays.  Members used virtually all the extrication equipment off Engine 2 and Rescue 3 and practiced scene safety, vehicle stabilization, patient care and protection, window removal, and door and roof removal.  All members practiced the standard door pop and also attempted a vertical pop using the spreaders.  The Res-Q-Jacks were used in a vehicle roll-over scenario with great success (second photo).  Seen in the first photo are FF Dan Lubee and FF Scott Kotowski using the Omni tool to gain access to the passenger side door of a Volvo.  The team compared ease and length of time to gain access to this door vs. a vertical cut using the spreaders.  The vertical cut in the window opening on the drivers side was significantly faster.  Meanwhile, the day crews performed similar drills over the past two weeks, ensuring that all members will be able to work in a coordinated way with the same level of skill. Great work by all!

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Westfield Residents' Association to Hold Picnic

Date/Time: Monday, July 8th, 6PM, in the pavilion at Smith Park.

Our annual neighborhood picnic is a great occasion to catch up with neighbors you know, meet neighbors you don't, and hear about developments in Westfield.
The executive committee will provide an update on the following Westfield news and developments:
  • Middle Street. An environmental remediation company, True Blue, is interested in building their headquarters on a large parcel near the southbound I91 off ramp. We have met with the CEO of the company to review their plans.
  • The Firearms Training Facility near Higby Road. The Police Department held a meeting last week.  
  • Exciting news about the Smith Park Pavilion!!!!
The WRA will provide Hot Dogs, hamburgers, condiments and beverages. Other entrees, salads and desserts are left to the creative offerings of you and your neighbors. If you have a recipe you have been meaning to try, try it on us! We are adventurous eaters and always ready to try something new. It makes for part of the fun and conversation.

Remember, these soirees are rain or shine events. The menu doesn't change. So come one, come all and bring a neighbor. Everyone is welcome.

We look forward to seeing you on Monday!

Contact: 

Stephen Devoto, vice chair
Westfield Residents Association
http://WRAMiddletown.org

Monday, July 01, 2013

WFD Mourns the Loss of 19 Prescott FD Granite Mountain Hotshot Firefighters

The nation woke up today to a dose of sad news that eclipses all that is typically unsettling in the world.

Nineteen firefighters from the Prescott Fire Department's "Granite Mountain Hotshots" were killed Sunday night when fire swept over their position while fighting the Yarnell Hill fire near Prescott AZ. Click here to see the USA Today article which provides a short narrative about five of the firefighters and a video about the Granite Mountain Hotshots.  If you're looking for a way to help, the City of Prescott AZ official website suggests going to the Granite Mountain Hotshot's Facebook site.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

WFD Memorial Day Parade

Westfield Fire will host the 118th annual Westfield Memorial Day Parade on Sunday May 26th starting at 2:00 p.m.  The parade will originate at the Westfield Fire Department at 653 East Street and proceed north on East Street to the East Street Cemetery.  From there, the parade will turn around and proceed south on East Street onto Miner Street and into the Miner Street Cemetery where a ceremoney will be held.  Following the ceremony the parade will recommence and proceed back up Miner Street to the Westfield firehouse where the WFD will host parade participants with hot dogs, beverages and ice cream. 

All marching units should be in place at the WFD and ready to march no later than 1:45 p.m.

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Westfield District Budget Meeting

WESTFIELD FIRE DISTRICT
of the City of Middletown
653 East Street
Middletown CT 06457
 
LEGAL NOTICE

Call for the Budget Meeting of the Westfield Fire District of the City of Middletown;

The budget meeting of the Westfield Fire District will be held on May 14, 2013 at 8:00 p.m. at the Westfield Fire Department, 653 East Street, Middletown CT.

All inhabitants living within the limit of said Fire District for six months and qualified as electors of the City of Middletown are members of said Fire District and are eligible to vote at said meeting.

The purpose of the meeting is:

1) to adopt the proposed budget and set a mill rate for fiscal year July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.

2) To approve the Fire District entering into a contract to purchase a replacement for #3 Rescue vehicle with a value not to exceed $700,000.  Secure funding for said vehicle not to exceed $600,000.

3) To transact any and all business which may properly come before said meeting.

Ross Andrew, Jr.
Chairman
The Westfield Fire District
of the City of Middletown