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West Hartford Fire Department

Welcome to the West Hartford Fire Department website!

I am honored to represent the fine men and women who provide high quality fire marshal, firefighting, rescue, and advanced life support emergency medical services to our community. As the world changes, our fundamental mission of firefighting has evolved beyond “traditional” fire/rescue services. Our goal is to reduce risk within the community through outreach, inspections, and public education while simultaneously being prepared to respond to whatever emergency may present. Our staff are fully career and are geographically located in fire stations across the Town of West Hartford, on-duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  

It is a privilege to lead a progressive fire department that continuously works hard to meet the needs of its community. As with any customer-driven organization, we are constantly evaluating the best and most efficient ways to deliver high quality service. If I can be of assistance in addressing concerns or providing additional information about our department, please don’t hesitate to contact me directly.


Fire Chief Greg H. Priest

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

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

Office Hours:

Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
(Closed Noon to 12:30 PM)

Fire Chief

Greg Priest
(860) 561-8300

Office of the Fire Marshal

Assistant Chief Michael Sinsigalli
(860) 561-8320

Fire Department Operations (Fire/EMS)

Assistant Chief Hugh O'Callaghan
(860) 561-8300