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  • SWFD Training: Rescue Weekend in APRIL 2021!

    Tired of traveling to a different part of the country just to get some good training? Same.

    The South Windsor Fire Department (CT) will be hosting a Rescue Weekend in April 2021, covering machinery rescue, vehicle extrication, rope rescue, and more. Top-notch instructors will be coming together with some brilliant scenarios to challenge you and make you think critically. All experience levels are welcome.

    The classes will span over two full days with an evening lecture in between.  Mark your calendars and save the date. Registration will be available soon.  Follow the link below to the event page where a ticket URL will be posted as soon as registration is open.


  • Department Drill Tuesday Nights - Live Fire

    Department Drill Night - Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 - Live Fire
    Last night, collective members from all three SWFD companies trained in live fire scenarios with the help of Flash Fire Industries. Flash Fire brought their Mobile Training Trailer to town and set us up with two different classes-in-one: VES (Vent-Enter-Search) and “Can Confidence”.

    VES is a tactic used to conduct a rapid, concentrated search in an area where a victim is reported or believed to be (usually a bedroom). The process involves throwing a ladder to a window, making entry into the room via the window, closing the room’s door to isolate it from fire conditions, and then removing any victims through the window where entry was made. The process can vary based on fire conditions and may involve searching past the bedroom into a hallway, or into other nearby rooms.

    “Can Confidence” training involved the use of a pressured water extinguisher, or as we call it, a “can”. After the VES team reported a victim, the can team quickly made their way to the area where the victim was located. Using the can, one team could control the fire while the VES team worked on victim removal. The goal is to be able to sparingly but efficiently use the 2.5 gallons of water in the can to keep the fire at bay and conditions tenable while the rescue is made, in case a hose line is not in place yet.

    Remaining SWFD members will be completing this live fire training over the next two Tuesdays, while those who already participated rotate through Cold Water Rescue and chimney fire refreshers.

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  • Recruitment

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    Complete a Membership Application today!  Contact Deputy Chief Scott Fine at 860-463-0500 or via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Bring membership application in person.

     Do you have what it takes to become a member of the South Windsor Volunteer Fire Department?  The SWFD is currently recruiting new members.  What does it take?  We are seeking new members of all ages and abilities who possess a desire to help and a passion for service, as well as a sense of pride and tradition.  Founded in 1938, the South Windsor Fire Department has been an all-volunteer service for over 75 years; but we can’t do it without your help!! 

    Come join our team of highly dedicated and well trained members who have the newest apparatus and state of the art equipment at their disposal. 

    Positions include Fire Fighter, Fire Police, Fire Explorer (for youth aged 14-17), Support Staff and Fire and Life Safety.  All training and equipment is included.  For more information, please visit

    South Windsor Volunteer Fire Department
    1175 Ellington Road 
    South Windsor, CT  06074

  • Welcome!

    The South Windsor Volunteer Fire Department proudly protects the lives and property of over 25,000 people living and working in a 28.5 square mile area.  Our approximately 130 members, all volunteers, work out of three stations.  In addition to our staff officers and line firefighters, we have a Support Unit (Company 6), a Fire & Life Safety Education & Community Outreach Support Unit, and an Explorer Post (Company 5) for members under 18 years old.  The Department currently operates 5 engines, 1 aerial platform, 1 heavy rescue, a utility truck and 1 marine unit.

    Please browse our site to learn more about the Department and visit us again in the near future for new and additional information.  Thank you for visiting!


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