Greenwich Fire Department Offers Recreation Safety Advice

Now that the weather is getting warmer, it’s time to get outside and get active. In Connecticut, that means exploring the state’s various trails and waterways. While it’s easy to think of local firefighters as the men and women who rush to the scene of burning buildings and car accidents, volunteer firefighters train to operate search and rescue incidents as well and are frequently called upon when hikers are stranded and boaters and swimmers are missing. With the hope of preventing the need for such rescue missions, the Greenwich Fire Department is sharing some basic trail and waterway safety information. read more...

GFD Promotes Veteran, Swears-In New Recruit

It was a joyous occasion last week inside the public safety complex on Bruce Place, as the Greenwich Fire Department celebrated the promotion of a decorated firefighter, and the swearing-in of a new recruit.

Mark Dawson, who has been with the department since 1999, was promoted to the Fire Marshal’s Division as a fire service inspector. Gary Benson, who comes to town after working as a volunteer firefighter in Stamford, was sworn-in by First Selectman Fred Camillo.

Greenwich Fire Department in Need of Volunteers

The Greenwich Fire Department is actively seeking Volunteer Firefighters and Fire Police, to join the 7 Volunteer Fire Companies/1 Fire Police Patrol with in the Town of Greenwich. Volunteer members of the Greenwich Fire Department work along the Career Firefighters as a team in mitigating emergency fire calls. You will be taught the skills both in house and outside of the department in order to operate safely. The Department will provide the personal protective gear that you will need to get the job done. read more...