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
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
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
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
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
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