• Darien Fire Department

    fire, rescue, hazmat.
    Serving the Town of Darien, since 1895.
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Our Mission

Fire/Rescue/Hazmat

We provide fire protection, rescue services, and hazmat response. 100% volunteer. 24/7/365.

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Our Apparatus

Apparatus

Custom-built to our demanding specifications, outfitted with cutting-edge fire service technology.

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Our Members

Member Training

See the rigorous training and tools our members use to keep Darien safe. All our fire fighters are nationally-certified.

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The Highest Standard of Emergency Services

125 Years of Excellence

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Every day the members of our Department bravely protect life and property in our town; one of the nation's safest. Darien Fire Department not only responds to more than 500 emergencies every year, our personnel also strive to prevent them by continually educating the public in fire, life safety and disaster preparedness. The Department's main goal is to provide fire protection, rescue services, and other critical public safety services to residents and visitors in Darien, CT.

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Fully Volunteer Staffed 24/7/365

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We are a fully-staffed, 100% volunteer fire department providing fire protection, rescue services, and hazmat response to the Town of Darien for over 125 years.

Since our inception in 1895 as Darien's first fire department, DFD has helped lead efforts to make Darien, CT one of the safest cities in the nation. This accomplishment requires a steadfast and daily commitment to maintaining the Department's core values. To that end, DFD members are sworn to serve and protect life and property.

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We handle emergencies of all kinds, across a wide variation of geographic terrain.

  • Fires, Smoke or Fumes
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Odor of Gas
  • 23.4 mi² Town Area
  • 10.5 mi² Water Area
  • 150,000/day Vehicle Traffic

Our Leadership

DFD Officers

Our officers are responsible for leading all aspects of fireground operations. Each is actively engaged in maintaining our cutting-edge tools and advanced fleet of apparatus; testing and procuring new equipment, tools, and technology; leading department trainings; liaising with Town officials; and directing fireground operations.

Year in Summary

Prior Year Alarms

DFD responds to a wide variety of alarms as our coverage area stretches from the Merritt Parkway north of town, to Norwalk at the east, Interstate 95 running through the downtown district, and Long Island Sound bordering our Southern shores. DFD is always ready at a moment's notice to respond to any emergency, in any location, including regular calls for Mutual-Aid assistance to other area departments.

Structure & Brush Fires
2%
Motor Vehicle Accidents
18%
Fire & C.O. Alarms
60%
Hazmat, Mutual Aid, Other
20%

Apparatus

DFD Fire Apparatus

We operate a variety of complex firefighting apparatus to accomplish our lifesaving mission. Each has been manufactured to our demanding specifications; custom outfitted with advanced firefighting equipment, rescue, and hazmat tools. By continually acquiring the best firefighting tools, we stay on the cutting edge of technology to provide our best - on every alarm. If you'd like to help us by donating toward our lifesaving mission, please visit our donate page.

Engine 41

Engine 41

2006 Pierce Enforcer Rescue Pumper

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Engine 42

Engine 42

2006 Pierce Enforcer Rescue Pumper

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Tower Ladder 43

Tower Ladder 43

2011 Seagrave/Aerialscope 75-foot tower ladder

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Rescue 44

Rescue 44

2004 Saulsbury/Spartan Gladiator Heavy Rescue

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Tanker 45

Tanker 45

1996 Mack S&S 2,500 Gallon Water Tanker

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Car 40

Car 40

2017 Silverado 2500HD Rapid Response Vehicle

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Car 47

Car 47

2020 Tahoe 4x4 Rapid Response Vehicle

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Utility 46

Utility 46

2002 Silverado 2500HD Rapid Response Vehicle

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Utility 46

SeaLegs Boat

Amphibious Rescue Vehicle

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Utility 46

1928 Ahrens Fox

Show Piece (E1, ret)

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About DFD

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We achieve our lifesaving mission because of the hard work of our talented team, the experience of our leadership, the support and generosity of our Town.

Our Mission

OUR MISSION

As first responders to fires, public safety emergencies, and disasters Town-wide, DFD protects the lives and property of Darien residents and visitors.

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Our People

OUR PEOPLE

Since 1895, DFD has been staffed by 100% volunteers standing ready 24/7/365. We are your friends and neighbors, business owners, and local residents.

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Our Equipment

OUR EQUIPMENT

We constantly seek out, test, and purchase advanced firefighting equipment. Placing the best tools in our fire fighters' hands helps us achieve our lifesaving mission.

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