Darien Firefighter Statue

Thank You, Darien Firefighters, for Volunteering at the Town’s Fire Depts

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Thank you, Darien firefighters, including Chiefs Vic Pensiero, Shaun Volin and John Hessmer for your work protecting the town. We hope others join you. —This is part of a daily series of articles profiling the volunteers recognized in May at the Darien annual volunteer recognition luncheon organized by the Community Fund of Darien. About the Work of Darien’s Volunteer Firefighters

The Darien Board of Selectmen is honored and proud to nominate our three all-volunteer Fire Departments: Darien Fire Department, Noroton Fire Department and Noroton Heights Fire Department as our 2019 Darien Community Fund Volunteers of the Year! 
The magnitude of contribution to our town can best be described in numbers:
* 1 Dedicated Mission to preserve life and property in Darien, on Interstate 95 and in cooperation with our neighboring towns
* 3 well trained, independently managed departments
* 24 fire response apparatuses and vehicles to manage

* 24/7/365 on-call service, putting emergency response before all else
* 124 years of volunteer fire service
* 173 active volunteer fire fighters
* 1948 total fire calls in 2018
* Priceless — the extraordinary commitment and dedication to the Town of Darien by the men and women who volunteer their time as fire service responders
Thank you Vic, Shaun and John thanks so very much! — by First Selectman Jayme Stevenson on behalf of the Board of Selectmen

About This Series

The profiles in this series were presented at the 2019 volunteer recognition luncheon held at the Darien Community Association and recorded (in this video) by Darien TV79.

Christmas Trees 2019 Noroton Heights Fire Department

Christmas Trees Are Available Starting 10 AM Saturday at Noroton Heights Fire Department

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Clear a spot in your living room: “Trees are here!” Noroton Heights Fire Department announced on Facebook Wednesday night. “Members and friends helped unload them and get everything set up for opening day on Saturday Nov. 30 at 10 a.m.!” Here’s the rest of the announcement of the volunteer fire department’s annual tree sales:

We have new hours this year:

—Thursday and Friday 5 to 8 p.m.
—Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Can’t wait to see everyone there!

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Fines for False Fire Alarms May Go Up, Selectmen Hope That Cuts the Number of Fire Horn Blasts

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Members of the Board of Selectmen recently discussed whether or not to increase the fines for false alarms as one way to reduce the number of times the loud horns blast downtown to call volunteer firefighters. Reducing the number of false alarms would also help the volunteers by reducing their wasted time, selectmen said at a board meeting. No specific proposal has been drawn up, but the subject is expected to come up again at a future meeting, after more information has been gathered. “There seems to be a fair number of false alarms and a number of significant repeat offenders,” First Selectman Jayme Stevenson said. “So I think we might be able to make some good change if we readjust our fee schedule.”