About

“Proud of Our Past, Focused On Our Future”

Welcome the to home of the East Farmington Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.  The East Farmington Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. is one of three main fire departments within the Town of Farmington.  We are located on the East Side of Farmington at 94 South Road abutting Interstate 84.  Our fire district runs roughly from the West Hartford town-line to the east, New Britain town-line to the south, Avon town-line to the north, and Farmington Ave, and Colt Hwy to the west.  The district is a mix of both residential and commercial properties. Some notable landmarks that we protect and serve are West Farms Mall, Interstate 84 and Route 9, several major hotels including Marriot, Homewood Suites, Extended Stay Deluxe and the Hampton Inn. A growing contingent of medical office buildings and several assisted living and/or age restricted housing developments as well as typical residential neighborhoods complete our district.

East Farms Station houses three apparatus – Engine Tanker 9, Engine 10 and Medic 11, along with two water rescue boats – an Avon Rescue Boat and a V Bottom Aluminum Boat.  Although predominantly a volunteer fire department, we are supplemented by three (3) career fire fighters during the hours of 7 am – 5 pm when a majority of our fire fighters are gainfully employed and unable to respond to emergencies.  Our volunteer membership is lead by eight (8) elected Line Officers and four (4) Social Officers.

As first responders a large majority of our call volume is for the care of the sick and injured.  In 2010, the Department responded to 1,239 calls for assistance of which 71% or 878 calls were for emergency medical care.  In addition to medical emergencies we also provide fire, rescue, limited hazardous materials mitigation and miscellaneous other service calls.

Medic 11, Engine 9 and Engine 10 in front of the East Farmington Fire Station.

Medic 11, Engine 9 and Engine 10 in front of the East Farmington Fire Station.

 

Most importantly each of our members – both career and volunteer – attends and participates in rigorous training, maintaining the highest standards of qualification and certification.  When we’re not training or responding to emergencies, we’re giving back to the community in other ways such as – conducting Fire Prevention Education Programs, sponsoring local Farmington Youth Baseball Programs, chem-free school dances, the Farmington Food Pantry, and more.

We invite you to stop by and visit us.  We would be glad to show you around and tell you a little more about us.