Haddam Volunteer Fire Company responded to 34 calls for emergency services during the month of September. Incidents included extinguishing an illegal fire on Haddam Island, assisting injured fairgoers at the Durham Fair, providing medical care to an elderly, missing woman; and securing the scene at multiple motor vehicle accidents.
Fire — 5
MVA — 4
EMS — 15
Other — 10
On Sept. 4, HVFC was dispatched to a residence on Henry Lane to assist a homeowner with his oxygen system, which had been erroneously shut off. Firefighters were able to open the flow valve while the patient used a portable bottle. The patient spent no more than 10 minutes without oxygen therapy.
On Sept. 11, crews were dispatched to Killingworth Road for the smell of propane in the area. Upon arrival, firefighters encountered an individual tending a small campfire. He admitted to using oil to start the fire. No action was taken and the incident was cleared.
Members of Haddam Volunteer Fire Company responded to 32 calls for emergency services in June including a drowning, structure fire and a two-acre brush fire.
Medical: 19
Fire, fire alarms: 6
Motor Vehicle Accidents: 2
Marine: 1
Other: 4
On July 9, HVFC responded to the intersection of Saybrook Road and Walkley Hill for a reported wires down and burning caused by a vehicle accident. Firefighters established a safety zone around the incident, diverted traffic and used an attack line to cool any remaining hot spots in the burned area.
On July 12, HVFC was dispatched as mutual aid to Route 9S for a vehicle rollover with entrapment in Chester. The vehicle was discovered on its side, blocking the passing and travel lanes. HVFC provided lighting and traffic control while Connecticut State Police investigated the incident. The driver was taken to Hartford Hospital with injuries via Haddam Volunteer Ambulance.
Members of Haddam Volunteer Fire Company responded to 58 calls for emergency services in June 2017.

Medical: 35
Fire, fire alarms: 7
Motor Vehicle Accidents: 10
Marine: 2
Other: 4

At 5:15 p.m. on June 11, Haddam Volunteer Fire Company was dispatched to Haddam Meadows State Park to search for a missing 17-year-old teen in the Connecticut River. The teen had allegedly jumped into the water to help his sister, who was swept away by the current near the park’s sandbar. He did not resurface.

Haddam Fire was assisted by marine units from the Connecticut State Police, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, U.S. Coast Guard, Middletown South District, City of Middletown, Chester Hose Company, East Haddam Fire Department and Trooper One helicopter. Killingworth Volunteer Fire Company provided station coverage in Haddam.
Haddam Volunteer Fire Company responded to 40 calls for emergency services in May 2017. Of those: 5 fire 5 motor vehicle accidents 26 medical 4 marine/other

At 9:45 p.m. on May 3, 2017, HVFC assisted Essex Fire Department with a search on the Connecticut River. Firefighters aboard Marine 13 searched the river and the Hamburg Cove area after a reported flare sighting. After an extensive search of the river and shoreline, boaters in distress were never encountered.

HVFC was dispatched to a single motor vehicle accident on Burr Road at 5:15 a.m. on May 6, 2017. A delivery driver admittedly fell asleep at the wheel and crashed his vehicle, head-on, into a utility pole.

Volunteers Needed!

Do You...
Want to make a difference in your community? 
Possess valuable skills, but no training? 
Need a little excitement in your life?
Are retired, a student, work a day job?


But you probably have some questions.

Q: Is everyone a volunteer?
A: Yes. The Fire Company is completely made up of volunteers, who make themselves available day and night, 365 days per year, to help their neighbors in need. We currently have about 60 members working out of three stations. Did you know that the majority of firefighters in the United States are volunteers? It's true - about 70 percent! In other towns, Fire Departments have been forced to supplement volunteers with paid positions, but Haddam Fire has avoided this only because of continued recruitment to ensure proper coverage.

Q: Do you get paid?
A: As volunteers our payment is the satisfaction of a job well done, the pleasure of new friendships and the appreciation of our community. However, we do offer a pension plan and reimbursements for certain activities.

Q: What positions are available?
A: There are several positions to consider.


Various tasks and training revolve around the core idea of preserving life and property in the Town of Haddam.

About Us

Our volunteers respond to all areas in the Town of Haddam, Conn. west of the Connecticut River, including the Villages of Higganum and Tylerville — 46 square miles populated by 7,300 people.

Watch the short film "Haddam's Bravest" and a video slideshow of our volunteers in action to learn more about the HVFCo.: