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February was a busy month for the SWFD. The below photo is of a South Windsor Firefighter tending to a small dog that was rescued from a recent dwelling fire.


The below photo was taken at a motor vehicle accident on 291 and depicts a technique used to block the accident scene from the flow of traffic and provide a safe working area for responders. The importance of paying attention on the roadways and moving over cannot be stressed enough.


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!


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.



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.

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