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Fire Department

Due to COVID-19, the schedules of fire department administrative staff are varied. Voice messages left on the main phone number for the WHFD will be checked periodically during normal business hours or you can email Melinda McKeown. Our staff will do our best to get back to you as soon as possible during this unprecedented time. To reach a member of the fire department administrative staff urgently, including after hours, please contact the WH Public Safety Dispatch at 860-523-5203 and a Public Safety Dispatcher can assist you.


If you have questions regarding permits or inspections, please contact the Fire Marshal's Office at 860-561-8320 or email MSinsigalli@WestHartfordCT.gov

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Our goal is to provide superior customer service and integrated emergency response to any situation that threatens the life, safety and well-being of people and property. 

The department consists of 95 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.

Our commitment and compassion extends to all our divisions; Operations, Fire Prevention, Training, Maintenance, and Administration.

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.

Respectfully, 

Fire Chief Greg H. Priest

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
(Closed for lunch hour 12-1 PM)

Contact Information

West Hartford Fire Headquarters
95 Raymond Rd
West Hartford, CT 06107
860-561-8317

Fire Marshal's Office
50 South Main Street, Room 204
West Hartford, CT 06107

860-561-8320

Fire Station Locations

Staff Directory

Fire Department

Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-8300

Fire Prevention

Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-8320

Fire Routine Calls

Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-523-5263

Greg Priest

Job Title: Fire Chief
Email:
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-8300

Hugh O'Callaghan

Job Title: Assistant Chief
Email:
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-8307

Mike Sinsigalli

Job Title: Fire Marshal
Email:
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-8300

Robert Grimaldi

Job Title: Deputy Fire Marshal
Email:
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-8347

Robert McCue

Job Title: Deputy Director, Emergency Management
Email:
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-8310

John Sokolowski

Job Title: Fire Battalion Chief
Email:
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-8370

William Kall

Job Title: Fire Battalion Chief
Email:
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-8371

Eric Munsell

Job Title: Fire Battalion Chief
Email:
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-8319

Mark Bassett

Job Title: Fire Battalion Chief
Email:
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-8359

Jarrad Smith

Job Title: Battalion Chief
Email:
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-8309

Troy Shipley

Job Title: Community Service Officer
Email:
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-8309

Kristen Fillian

Job Title: EMS Support Specialist
Email:
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-8356

Vince Avarista

Job Title: Mechanic
Email:
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-8333

Melinda McKeown

Job Title: Office Operations Specialist
Email:
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-8317

Sue Bedford

Job Title: Staff Assistant
Email:
Phone Numbers:
Work: 860-561-8318