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Mary-Ellen Harper retires as Director of Fire and Rescue Services

Director Harper is retiring from service to the Town of Farmington at the end of July 2017.  She is being honored on Tuesday June 27th, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Farmington Gardens, 99 Farmington Ave. (Rte. 4) in Farmington. Tickets are $35.00, available at East Farms station on South Rd., Farmington station on Main St. and Tunxis Hose station in Unionville.  Hors D’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar is available. Please join us as we say good bye before she moves to Florida.  Tickets must be purchased by Friday June 23rd.

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.

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.

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.