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Misc20220501PromotionsAt the April Board of Fire Commission meeting, the Board approved the promotion and appointment of four members. I’m pleased to announce the following - effective May 1, 2022:
One Captain and Three Lieutenants. All serving in Company Officer roles and are a huge part of our future leadership.
As they are transitioning to their new roles, other candidates remain on the promotional list and are eligible for future assignments.
Please share in our Congratulations to TC, DD, RW, and TW!
Kevin E. Cooney,
Fire Chief
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After an evaluation by the board of Fire Commissioners and a poll of the membership, Chief Kevin Cooney has been reappointed as Chief of the South Windsor Fire Department for another 5 year term effective 7-1-22.
Chief Cooney is currently in his 10th year as our Chief. He has 39 years of service with the department as well as 4 years as an Explorer.
Congrats Chief!

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National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) guidelines state that a firefighters gear will provide maximum safety for a period of 10 years and that it should be inspected annually. Each year, the SWFD partners with an outside vendor to have each set of gear inspected and any necessary alterations made. This includes fixing any frequent wear items such as knee pads and ultimately allows the set of gear to reach its maximum lifespan, keeping your South Windsor Firefighters safe. @firefightersequipofny.

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Explorer20220125PromotionsWhen a South Windsor Firefighter decides to seek the opportunity to become an officer, they go through a promotional process that includes a written exam and an oral board. Similar to their adult counterparts, South Windsor Fire Explorers follow the same process.
Last night, Company 5 / Explorer Post 838 promoted Lynn S. to the position of Captain and Amanda B. To the position of Lieutenant.

A few interesting facts:

  • This is the first time in Explorer Post history that there has been 2 female officers
  • Amanda is a 3rd generation member of the SWFD as her father and grandfather have both served and since retired. And on the other side of her family, her grandfather served the Wethersfield Fire Department, and unfortunately was lost in the line of duty.
  • Lynn also comes from a firefighting family. Her grandfather is a retired Deputy Chief from the East Hartford Fire Department and her uncle is a former member of the SWFD.

Congratulations, ladies.

Members of various fire departments in the area as well as some citizens have been receiving text messages from an unknown party soliciting the sale of South Windsor Fire Department T-Shirts. Please be aware that this is not done on behalf of or with the consent of the SWFD. Generally speaking, the SWFD does not solicit the public to help raise funds and no proceeds from these sales are provided to the department.
The South Windsor Fire Department is being falsely represented by these individuals.
If you have any concerns about any alleged SWFD solicitation, contact the Chief's Office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Last evening, on the eve of National First Responders Day, members of the SWFD as well as other agencies received the CT State EMS UNIT CITATION Award for a very challenging incident that required 9 agencies with 44 responders.
On this National First Responders Day, we Thank not only these responders, but all of our incredibly dedicated, talented, and professional members for all each of you do every day.

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    Receiving awards are Deputy Chief Tim Papp and Captain Jared Pelletier

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As you all know, this year is twenty (20) years since the attack of September 11th.

Thanks to the efforts of Eric Hofmann (BSA Eagle Scout Project), the Hofmann Family, and the SWFD, we have an incredible memorial for all to reflect.

With so many ceremonies planned for Saturday, we will be hosting a brief Remembrance Ceremony on FRIDAY, September 10th at 6:00pm.

 

As the majority of Storm Henri has passed - the day could not come to an end without publicly THANKING each and every member of the SWFD for dedication, professionalism, and kindness.
Dozens of members spent the day away from their families and own personal storm related issues to serve the Department and Community.
Throughout the day they remained vigil and responded to incidents and as we dismissing them, we responded to the Mill to assist. They spent additional hours making the business safe again.
Not one single member does this for thanks or praise, but as their proud Chief, I will say THANK YOU!!!
Thank you to your families as well as they managed things at home during these storms.
Hand Salute!
KC

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