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On Sunday 9/16, we were at the Wishes on Wheels! A wonderful event! Thank you to Capt. Greg Roberts, Lt. Michael Giroux, Alex Lefkovich, Kathy Sweatt, and John Kania for helping support this event!
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Softball1On an extracurricular note, congratulations to the SWFD Softball Team on their Championship Game win tonight! 16-13 against Hartford PD.
Great game guys!

Visit the SWFD booth at the Wapping Fair
in September on Thursday 6th to Sunday 9th!

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IMG 9998Photo by Roger Hildebrand


South Windsor Fairgrounds at 75 Brookfield St. in South Windsor, CT.

Please come on out and enjoy the time in the park with our four legged friends!!
Visit us at our Fire Prevention booth for important information on how to protect your family and pets from fire.
The event runs from 9:30 am until 3pm located at 75 Brookfield St in South Windsor.
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20180428MexicaliSWFD Fight for Air Climb Fundraiser at Mexicali on Wednesday 5/2 from 5pm to close. 
20% of food purchases will go to The American Lung Association.


Carlo Piacentini receiving the 30 year service award.
He is currently Deputy Chief in charge of Harzardous Materials, Incident and Department Safety Officer.

(Photo) Deputy Chief John Hofmann presenting award to Deputy Chief Carlo Piacentini

On February 6, 2018, the South Windsor Fire Department held its Annual Banquet at Maneeley’s Banquet Facility. Over 75 active members attended as well many Life Members as we celebrated accomplishments and presented a few significant awards. Also attending were Town Dignitaries, the Town Council and Fire Chiefs from our neighboring Fire Departments.  In keeping tradition, the main aspect of the event is to honor our members and present the annual awards.


The FIREFIGHTER OF THE YEAR was awarded to TOM CAREY. All the Company Captains submit nominations and chose from active Firefighters within their Companies. Presented by Company Three Captain Deb Burch.
(Photo) Company Captains with FF of the Year Tom Carey


Banquet2The EXCELLENCE IN EXPLORING AWARD was presented to RYAN SEDER. This award is presented to an Explorer who goes above and beyond and supports the programs in many aspects. Our Explorer Program is the oldest Fire Exploring Program in CT and is associated with the Boy Scouts of


Date: Monday, January 22 Time: 3 p.m.
Location: CREC PSA Civic Leadership High School, 1617 King Street, Enfield, CT 06082

On Monday, CREC PSA Civic Leadership High School (PSA-CLHS), Enfield, will receive a donated fire truck from the town of South Windsor and the South Windsor Fire Department. Now students will have access to hands-on experience in many aspects of fire service training, such as pump operations, calculation of pump pressures and friction loss, fire suppression operations, and fire behavior. The ability to teach these skills will help to make the school’s theme classes, which include Fire Science, Chemistry, Intro to Fire and EMS, and Forensics more authentic. In addition, it will make it possible for the school to add more theme courses in the future. The truck may also be used for off-site recruiting events.

Fire Chief Kevin Cooney, a 35-year veteran of the South Windsor Fire Department, sees the donation as an excellent way to interest students in a



L to R:  Christian Arildsen (brother), Dave Arildsen (father), Mitchell Arildsen, Lt. Mike Kowalczyk 

Mitchell Arildsen receives his yellow helmet on January 2, 2018 after completing mandatory Firefighter I training.  Probationary firefighters are issued a black helmet which signifies non-interior qualification.  Upon completion of Firefighter I, they receive their yellow helmet, which designates an interior firefighter.  Firefighter I training involves several months of classroom and hands on training.  This is the first major accomplishment of a new firefighter. 

Mitchell has successfully completed Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Nationally Certified EMT, and has obtained Pump Operator and Driver certification. The Arildsen family is one of several firefighting families within the department.



Blood Drive held at Fire Headquarters on 1175 Ellington Rd in South Windsor on Wednesday, 12/20 from 11:00am to 4:45pm

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