Chief Jack Nelson receives Lifetime Achivement Award at the Farmington Chamber of Commerce 51st Annual Awards Dinner

Chief Jack Nelson (Chief during 1994 – 2004) was recognized for 46 years of service to the community by the Farmington Chamber of Commerce Wednesday May 10th at their 51st Awards Dinner.

Chief Nelson joined the EFVFD in 1971 and worked his way through the ranks fulfilling numerous responsibilities while raising three children, two of whom currently follow in his footsteps as Chief Officers.

Chief Nelson continues to serve the community as a first responder.  Jack is presently working closely with the Chamber coordinating a joint Golf Tournament benefiting both organizations.  To participate in this event, contact Jack at

Jack and Claire Nelson

Brendan Moran, Chamber President, presenting Lifetime Achievement Award to Chief John Nelson









The Nelson Family

Friends and Family attending the Awards Dinner.

Citizen Recognition Awards Presented by Farmington Town Council

Mr. Ross R. McKee and Mr. Rosario M. Raffa (not able to attend) received Town of Farmington Citizen Recognition Awards Tuesday night May 9th for their quick actions performing CPR on a man who had collapsed at LA Fitness in February.

On February 2, 2017, EFVFD  was dispatched to a man down at the LA Fitness on Southeast Rd. in Farmington.  Upon arrival, they found the patient receiving CPR from Mr. McKee and Mr. Raffa.  Arriving within three minutes, Town of Farmington FF/EMT’s Dennis Frazao, Kevin Moriarty and George Sticca  assumed patient care.  The patient was shocked twice by AED and was revived but responded only to painful stimuli.  AMR  Paramedic Matt Polesel, his partner Matthew Kresel and FF/EMT George Sticca transported the patient to John Dempsey Hospital where under the care of Dr. Michael Azrin and JDH staff the patient recovered fully.  Elapsed time was 83 minutes from first medical contact to Balloon in the Cath Lab. Early CPR upon discovery of the patient combined with effective advanced life support and integrated post-cardiac arrest care led to this successful CPR save.

You can be part of this team.  Learn bystander CPR at  Become part of EFVFD – click on Join above.

Director of Fire and Rescue Mary-Ellen Harper presents the award to Mr. McKee.

Chief Russell Nelson, Mr. McKee and Paramedic Matthew Polesel.



Happy Mother’s Day Sunday May 14th

EFVFD responds on average to 1,400 calls a year, which may be one hour to several hours in length.  In addition, we are required to obtain various certifications and maintain those certifications through continuing education and training.  Needless to say, we devote many hours a week to the department. We do it for many reasons, including devotion to our community and more importantly, if we didn’t, who would.

We are grateful to our parents, spouses and families, our unsung heroes who carry on in our absence from home during meals, birthdays, anniversaries and family time.  Our families support us, and the community, with little recognition of the sacrifices they make living in our “shadow”.

Undoubtedly, while we are celebrating Mother’s Day Sunday May 14th, the tones will sound and our moms and spouses will again wait for us to return home.  We cannot thank you enough for your devotion and support.

Happy Mother’s Day!  We love you more than we can express in this post.  Thank you with all our hearts.

EFVFD and the Farmington Chamber of Commerce host the 2017 Golf Tournament

This year’s 2017 outing will be held on Friday, August 18th at Farmington Woods Golf Club in Farmington.

25 years ago we held our first golf outing fundraiser and over the years your support has helped us to better serve our Town.  This year we are again partnering with The Farmington Chamber of Commerce, combining our resources to create an event fun and beneficial for both organizations.

The day will begin with registration at 9:30, breakfast at 10:00, tee off at 11:00. We will play 18 holes of golf (scramble format), including complimentary beverages on the course. Following golf, there will be a cocktail hour, an awards ceremony and dinner at Farmington Woods. For those who do not play golf, you may purchase a ticket for the dinner only.

Click on the link under FUNDRAISERS for details.

Oakland Gardens becomes East Farms Station 2

The Town of Farmington Fire Department realigned fire stations on the east side of Town during 2016.  Oakland Gardens station, located at 112 Farmington Ave., previously aligned with the Farmington Volunteer Fire Department (Main St.), is now aligned with the East Farmington Volunteer Fire Department.  To learn more about the proud history of Oakland Gardens, please visit the link on the left to the Farmington VFD, then select History on their page.

Station 2 continues the proud tradition of providing service to the Oakland Gardens, Talcott Notch, Ely Rd. and Vine Hill Rd. areas.

Station 1 continues to serve the east side, from Mountain Springs Rd. east to the West Hartford, Newington and New Britain town lines.  West Farms Mall is our largest customer having 3/4ths of the property in the Town of Farmington.  Interstate I-84 and CT Rte. 9 prove challenging as we service numerous automobile incidents throughout the year, especially during the infamous rush hours morning and afternoon.  If you hear about the accident on WTIC or WAZE, chances are we are there to assist the State Police clear the path to get you to work or home.

Station 1
94 South Rd.

Station 2
112 Farmington Ave.

Brush Fire Season is upon us

April 4, 2013


With the winter now coming to a close, the spring brush fire season is here. The warmer weather and dry gusty spring winds comes dry vegetation that can result in brush fires that burn and spread quickly. Residents are urged to use caution and report any suspicious odors of smoke or outside burning. Although Farmington is not known for having extensive brush fires, we are always concerned about the potential for camp fires and open burning that gets away from home owners. Please contact the Farmington Fire Marshal at 860-675-2322 if you have any questions about outdoor fires. Additionally please see the attached prevention tips from the State of Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.