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Make a Donation to EFVFD through the AmazonSmile Foundation

The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from customers’ eligible AmazonSmile purchases to EFVFD.  Simply click on this link

Thank you for supporting the East Farmington Volunteer Fire Department.  We are a 501(C)3 and a St of CT Dept of Consumer Protection Public Charity #CHR 0006105.

EFVFD Qualifies New Pump Operators

Congratulations to Jesse Garrard, David Iser, Patrick Malchar, Collin Perkins, Dave Serpliss and Connor Wardwell on completing a rigorous training program to qualify as Pump Operators.

Qualification requires DOT training for a 2Q endorsement on their CT drivers license, an understanding of hydraulics and water flow as well as numerous hours of driver training and pump operation to demonstrate proficiency.

The training could not have been performed without the guidance and assistance from Assistant Chief David Czlapinski, Engineer Matthew Czlapinski and many department firefighters.

FF Gary Larkum Deployed to California Wild Fires by ARC

FF Gary Larkum, a 24 year member of the EFVFD, is not new to deployment to areas of the USA affected by natural disasters.  A veteran of the Hurricane Katrina event, Gary is a seasoned volunteer for the American Red Cross.  This week, Gary is being sent to assist the ARC in shelters assisting displaced families due to the wild fires in northern California.  Gary will be working in the shelters as well as transporting food and supplies among the various ARC shelters in CA.

Godspeed to FF Gary Larkum.  Our thoughts and prayers go with you.

Farmington Exchange Club Honors CT’s Bravest October 19th

Chief Jack Nelson accepting EFVFD FF of the Year Award in December 2016.

The Farmington Exchange Club is recognizing Chief John Nelson of EFVFD and Lt. Nick Spencer of the Tunxis Hose Fire Department at their 2017 Salute to CT’s Bravest ceremony October 19th at the Aqua Turf.

The award is given to firefighters for their dedication, commitment and bravery in the line of duty.  Each department in town selects a nominee for the award. The Exchange Club then choses among those nominations.  This year EFVFD and THFD share this prestigious honor.

For more information regarding the Exchange Club, please visit



Three Retired Members Honored

EFVFD honored three retired members Sunday 10/1.  Richard Palmer served 42 years; Robert Sudell served 37 years; and Patrick Royce served 25 years for a combined total of 104 years.  These members held various offices during their careers including serving as Chief officers and other positions of responsibility.  They were instrumental in developing department protocols as well as training and mentoring new firefighters and EMT’s.

Vice-President Tammy Bagdigian hosted the successful event, serving a delicious brunch to members, friends and families who attended.

Representative Mike Demicco presented General Assembly Official Citations to Richie, Bob and Pat, which stated in part “Your service exemplifies the highest ideals of bravery, loyalty, honor and commitment.  Congratulations…from a grateful community.”

Annual Fund Raiser for the Farmington/Avon Training Facility


Saturday OCT 21 11:00am-3:00pm
1690 New Britain Avenue, Farmington
Rain Date Sunday Oct 22, 2017
Antique, Classic, Sports & Muscle

Food *50/50 Raffle * Fire Apparatus Displays
No Alcohol. No Pets

For more information & interested vendors contact or call (860) 675-2534.
Proceeds from this event will be used toward equipment for the Fire Training Facility for the fire fighters who serve and protect Farmington and Avon.

EFVFD Wins Two Trophies at Newington Fire Dept. 100th Anniversary Parade

EFVFD attended Newington Fire Department’s 100th Anniversary parade on Saturday 9/23.  Competing with 40 departments, we took trophies for Best Color Guard and Best in Coats.  Congratulations to our color guard Bartek Krawczyk, Keith Haley, Jesse Garrard and President Bonnie Sudell.


Never Forget the Terrorist Attacks on 9/11/2001

Let us never forget the atrocities experienced on 9/11 that took the lives of so many police, firefighters, military and civilians and sparked a resurgence of volunteerism and service in communities across the country.  Please take a moment to remember all who lost their lives and honor those survivors suffering from illnesses caused by their dedicated work following the collapse of the World Trades Centers, the attack on the Pentagon and the crash in Pennsylvania.

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.