Mon. May 18th 2015
Marine 1, the boat recently purchased and donated to the Winsted Fire Department by the Auxiliary for Community Health was launched into Highland Lake today for its trial run in water. The boat was checked for speed, efficiency and response times to various portions of the lake. Accessibility into t...
Sun. Mar 22nd 2015
The Support Services Division will hold their annual Vendors Fair on Sunday, March 22, 2015 from 12:00 noon until 4:00 pm at the Gaylord-Tiffany Building on Rowley Street. Dozens of vendors are expected to set up tables with their wares for sale for this well attended event, which is open to the pub...
Sun. Mar 22nd 2015
The Fire Police will hold their annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at the Prospect Street fire station from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. , visit with the Easter Bunny and have their photos taken.
Mon. Aug 18th 2014
Winners of the Winsted Fire Department Raffle held on Saturday, August 16 at 10:00 pm are:
1st Prize: Raymond Robitaille of Winsted, Ct.
2nd Prize: Farley Hubbard of Winsted, Ct.
3rd Prize: Kelly Thompson of Barkhamsted, Ct.
4th Prize: Tamra D'amico of Winsted, Ct.
5th Prize: Jill Williams of W...
Fri. Jun 6th 2014
The Winsted Fire Police will hold a benefit Car Wash fundraiser to raise funds for Samantha Hall, the youngster whom recently underwent a kidney transplant. The Car Wash will be held on Saturday, June 22 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm at the Winsted Ambulance Headquarters on Main Street.
Sat. Feb 22nd 2014
The Winsted Fire Department is holding a Pasta Dinner fundraiser to help Samantha Hall for all non-insured expenses.The event will be held at the Greenwoods Country Club located at 300 Torringford Street in Winsted. Pasta will be served from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Sam is in desperate need of a kid...
Sat. Dec 7th 2013
It is with great sadness and heavy heart that the Winsted Fire Department, and Deluge Engine Company 2, announces the passing of long time friend and Honorary Member Gary Opperman.
Gary Opperman was an Honorary Member of The Winsted Fire Department and Deluge Engine Company 2 for the past 43 ...
Wed. Nov 27th 2013
The 10th annual Gator Parade will be held on Sunday, December 22 beginning at 5:00 pm. Since it will be the 10th anniversary, we expect that this years parade will contain many more participants. The parade route will be as follows:
The parade will begin on Meadow Street, travelling East. It will t...
Thu. Sep 26th 2013
Support Services will hold their annual Penny Auction fundraiser at Fire Headquarters on Saturday, November 23 from 10:00 am to Noon
Tue. Aug 20th 2013
The winners of the Winsted Fire Department 2013 Raffle are as follows:
1st Prize: Paul Markel of Torrington, Ct.
2nd Prize: Thomas Tremblay of Canton, Ct.
3rd Prize: Ryan Dyer of Winsted, Ct.
4th Prize: Ginny Shea of Canton, Ct.
5th Prize: Suzy Martins of Coventry,...
Sat. Aug 10th 2013
The Winsted Fire Department will hold its annual Fireman's Carnival on the following dates:
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 15, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday, August 16, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to closing
Saturday, August 17, 2013 from 6:...
Tue. Jul 16th 2013
Explorer Post 911 of the Winsted Fire Department will be hosting a Duck pin Bowling Tournament at Laurel Lanes, on Main Street in Winsted, on Saturday, July 20, 2013.
There will be 2 shifts of bowling, beginning at 4:00 pm. The cost is $15.00 per person, and teams of 4 persons will compete against ...
Tue. Jul 16th 2013
On June 04, 2013, the home of Winsted Fire Department member Dawn Church suffered a devestating fire. Dawn and her 4 children lost much of their belongings and her home is presently unlivable.
On Friday, July 26, 2013 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm the Winsted Fire Department will be sponso...
Mon. Jul 30th 2012
On Monday, July 30, 2012 the members of the Winsted Fire Department praticed the Vent, Enter, Serch (VES) method of a quick entry into a structure to search for viable victims. Personnel practiced the use of a roof ladder to clean out a window and sash assembly, positioning a hook and haligan bar on...
Mon. Jul 16th 2012
On Monday, July 16, 2012 the members of the Winsted Fire Department conducted a drill on Hose and Streams at the Burrvile Fire Training School. Advancement and use of hose to multi-story buildings, stream types, basement advancement, differences between combination and smooth bore nozzles, hydrant s...
Mon. Sep 26th 2011
Members of the Winsted Fire Department conducted a Department wide practice on Monday, August 26 at the Burville Fire School.
Members practiced Truck Company operations, including Forcible Entry using the irons (flathead axe and Halligan bar), ventilation using fans and hydraulics,and roof operatio...
Mon. Jul 25th 2011
Because each Firefighter consumes air from his SCBA cylinder at a different rate and volume, this drill allowed each individual firefighter to know their limit with a 30 minute, 4500 psi cylinder. Firefighter fatalities have occurred in the past from running out of air; such events may increase as f...
Wed. Jun 29th 2011
On Sunday June 29th 29 members of Class #28 graduated from the week long class Introduction to the Fire Service Cadet at the Connecticut Fire Academy. They represented 22 fire departments from across the state and were 16- or 17-year-old high school students. More than 100 people attended the gradua...
Mon. May 30th 2011
Many members of the Winsted Fire Department participated in the annual Memorial Day Parade. In addition to the marchers, all of the Departments apparatus was showcased to the public during the mile long march.
Thu. Mar 31st 2011
On Monday, March 28, 2011 the Winsted Fire Department performed a drill that included the use of our Paratech struts and air bags. All members were able to conduct hands on training with both sets of these devices, which are used to lift, as well as stabilize vehicles during extrication procedures.
Mon. Feb 28th 2011
On Monday, February 28, members of the Winsted Fire Department conducted a practice session which included multiple stations to review frequently used skills. Members conducted practical skills in dressing a hydrant and setting up hydrant supply lines, portable ladder setup, use of power tools and s...
Sat. Jul 24th 2010
Members of the Department attended ATV/UTV Training at the Gilbert School on Saturday, July 24. The instructor, Firefighter Geoff Blieler, taught personnel the finer points of off road operations, after which a 2 mile rigorous off road course was undertaken by those in attendance.
All personnel who...
Tue. Jun 1st 2010
On Tuesday, June 01, 2010 members of the Department conducted live fire training with vehicle fires at the Johnson-Langan Fire Training facility. Members practiced the proper approach and extinguishment of vehicle fires during the practice.
Mon. May 31st 2010
The Winsted Fire Department proudly marched in the annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 31, 2010. Led by the color guard, members marched the length of Main Street to the park, trailed by all of the Departments apparatus.
At many locations during the march the Department was met with loud chee...
Sat. May 15th 2010
On Saturday, may 15, 2010 the Winsted Fire Department participated in the annual Rotary Club Pet Parade. Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 3, Engine 4, Tower 1 and Tac 8 proudly represented the Department in the parade, much to the amusement and approval of residents and spectators.
A very big THANK YOU t...
Mon. Apr 26th 2010
Members of Engine 2, Engine 3, Tower 1 and the Fire Police participated in a Swift Water Rescue demonstration conducted by the New Hartford Fire Department. The purpose of the demonstration was to gain knowledge of the resources offered by surrounding Departments.
Members obtained information conce...
Mon. Mar 8th 2010
On Monday evening, March 08, 2010 Engine 1 and Engine 2 practiced hose advancement into multiple story structures at the Burrville Fire Training School. Firefighters practiced advancing hose lines up stairs and into basements with limited crew sizes, and use of water patterns used inside burning str...
Mon. Feb 1st 2010
On Sunday, January 24 the New Hartford, Norfolk and Winsted Fire Department's performed training for the Regional RIT Team. Team members performed a review of equipment, rescue techniques and updates.
Team members then performed several scenarios within the burn building at the Burrville Fire ...
Mon. Feb 1st 2010
Firefighters from Engine Company 4 raised almost $1,800.00 for Special Olympics by participating in the annual Penguin Plunge at Highland Lake. Firefighters plunged into the freezing water shortly after noon. Air temperature at the time was a balmy 10 (yes, 10!!) degrees.
The ice was cut earlier in...
Sat. Dec 26th 2009
Members of the Winsted Fire Department practiced fighting vehicles fires at the Johnson-Langan Fire Training Facility on Rowley Street. The Vehicle Fire policy was reviewed and firefighters were able to practice fighting an actual vehicle fire.
All Companies and interior firefighters performed...