West Redding Fire Department
The West Redding Volunteer Fire Department was formed in 1915 and incorporated in 1926, to provide emergency services to the residents of District #2. The department has over 55 members including firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and fire police.
Over the past year, the fire department responded to 109 fire calls, and 153 emergency medical calls. The calls consisted of responding to automatic fire alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, structure fires, motor vehicle accidents, brush fires, and emergency medical requests. In early spring there was a large brush fire in the area of Pickets Ridge Road that required mutual aid from the other two Redding departments, and from Bethel, Danbury, and Ridgefield. The West Redding Fire Department also provides mutual aid to the surrounding departments.
The West Redding Fire Department’s Annual Steak and Chicken Dinner, held each Fall, is a Redding tradition. The proceeds from the annual dinner and other contributions are used to purchase supplies and equipment that are not budgeted for by the Fire District. The fire department would like to take this opportunity to thank all the residents and friends that attended the dinner, or made a donation to the West Redding Fire Department.
Fire department personnel are continually updating their skills and certifications. Each Monday evening members of the fire department and EMS services participate in mock drills and training at the West Redding Fire Department, and also with Georgetown and Redding Ridge Fire Departments.
The West Redding Fire Department, Redding Ridge Fire Department, and Georgetown Fire Department are all volunteer departments, and we need your help. The need to attract new members is a growing concern. The departments will provide all required training and equipment. If you would like to learn more about the fire department and EMS service, contact your district fire department.
Become a Volunteer!
Throughout the year, our volunteers respond to structure fires, medical emergencies, vehicle accidents and many other types of emergencies. We cover a mostly residential area but also cover a section of Route 7, schools and commercial zones. Our volunteers train extensively to provide the people of West Redding with quality emergency services.
The West Redding Volunteer Fire Department is always looking for new membership. We will provide you with the gear and training to become a firefighter or EMT.
Stop by the station on any Monday evening to pick up an application.
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