Watch the short film "Haddam's Bravest" to learn more about the HVFCo.:
Our volunteers have served the Haddam, Connecticut community since 1930, responding to all areas in the Town of Haddam west of the Connecticut River, including the Villages of Higganum and Tylerville. The response area is about 46 square miles containing about 7,300 people.
• Want to make a difference in your community?
• Like new challenges?
• Possess valuable skills, but no training?
• Need a little excitement in your life?
• Are retired, a student, work a day job?
• Worry about the time you can commit?
If you answered yes, YOU PROBABLY HAVE WHAT IT TAKES!
But you probably have some questions.
Q: Is everyone there 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.