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West Hartford Fire Department

The West Hartford Fire Department and the personnel of our department are happy to be of assistance to the citizens of our Town in any way possible.

We have a very simple philosophy of service. Solve the problem, do it safely, and be nice. We take a great deal of pride in the special trust and confidence that you, the citizen, have in us.

We encourage all families to install smoke detectors in their homes and we will assist with the installation if needed. Remember that we are your public service agency and are here to help you.

Candle Safety PSA Contest Winners
The West Hartford Fire Department and West Hartford Community Television co-sponsored a Public Service Announcement (PSA) contest in October 2014. West Hartford middle and high school students were challenged to create a 30-second public service announcement on candle safety and fire prevention. Entries were judged by the five fire stations and the winners are:

Judges Choice: How to Handle a Candle, Hall High School Film Making Club
People’s Choice: Rewind, Hall High School Film Making Club
Middle School Award: Candle Safety, Saint Brigid’s School

Click here to view the winning PSAs. The winning productions are also shown on WHC-TV, Comcast Ch. 5, from November 15th through January 15th. Winning teams were presented with a plaque to be hung in the school.

Due to the great response this year, another contest will be held next year with the inclusion of the elementary schools.


The Town of West Hartford has approximately 63,157 residents and encompasses an area of about 22.5 square miles. The town is a first ring suburb of the City of Hartford with approximately 18,000 one and two family residential properties and 2,683 inspectable properties such as commercial, industrial, educational and religious facilities.

ISO Classification Rating
The Town of West Hartford is a class 2 Insurance Service Office (ISO) community. The latest evaluation was conducted in April 1997.

Fire Department Information
The department consists of 91 staff and suppression personnel. There are five (5) fire stations that house two engine companies and three combination engine-ladder companies (quint). The department provides service in the areas of fire prevention and education, fire suppression, fire investigation, heavy rescue, handling hazardous materials incidents, fire inspections, code enforcement and emergency medical service. The department is also a vital link in the emergency management (civil preparedness) services provided in the community.

Vision & Mission

Vision – The West Hartford Fire Department is "setting the standard of excellence for America’s fire service through education, quality service and cultural diversity".

Mission – The mission of our department is to "provide superior emergency service" to the citizens of West Hartford.

Our mission will be accomplished by utilizing the latest industry technology, state of the art training, sound fiscal policy and effective resource management.

Fire Headquarters
Address & Phone:

95 Raymond Road
West Hartford, CT 06107-2538
Phone: (860) 561-8300
Fax:    (860) 561-8922

Office Hours:
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
(Closed Noon to 1:00 PM)
Monday - Friday

Fire Chief
Gary Allyn
(860) 561-8300

Office of the Fire Marshal
Assistant Chief Michael Sinsigalli
(860) 561-8320

Fire Department Operations (Fire/EMS)
Assistant Chief Greg Priest
(860) 561-8307