In 2017, Haddam Volunteer Fire Company responded to a total of 475 calls for emergency services.

Of these:

332 involved emergency medical service, motor vehicle accidents and rescues;
22 fires;
22 non-fire hazardous conditions;
38 good-intent calls
20 service calls
41 false alarms or alarms cancelled-in-route

The company’s top responders were Peter Brown with 184 calls; Lt. Tony Lafo with 182 calls and Probationary Member EJ Adametz with 173 calls.

The company currently has 53 active members. In 2017, the company lost seven members and welcomed nine new members.

The Junior Division currently has six members, three of which joined in 2017. Chief Becky Durinick, completed the Introduction to the Fire Service course at the Connecticut Fire Academy in July.

Highlights of 2017:

HVFC welcomed a new engine to its fleet in April.

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.: