Haddam Volunteer Ambulance Service 9 Skinner Rd, Higganum, CT06441 The Haddam Volunteer Ambulance Service works seven days a week, 365 days a year, to provide emergency ambulance services…More to area residents. The HVAS is privately funded and operates on a fully volunteer basis, with more than 20 highly trained EMS professionals providing primary emergency services throughout the town, as well as secondary services in East Haddam, Chester and Killingworth. Please call or visit the website for more information.
The East Haddam Fire Department, which has raised funds to refurbish its first firetruck, a 1931 Buffalo, and was…More recently given a manual 1977 ladder truck courtesy of the Essex Fire Department, maintains an active Firemans' Fund through charity events like its popular tip-a-firefighter, also sponsors family events such as touch-a-truck, Easter egg hunts and Halloween parties.
Servicing a town that has shown regular population growth at 3 percent each year, this 15-member all-volunteer ambulance company that began more than 40 years ago operating out of an old blue Cadillac is constantly seeking volunteers and regularly hosts membership drives. In the past, residents were asked to give $5 annually to support this service but is now reimbursed by Medicare and private health insurance companies. Last year, the corps responded to 526 calls, with each requiring at least two emergency medical technicians. Training costs are reimbursed.
The Killingworth Volunteer Fire Company, founded in 1946, provides fire, rescue, and haz-mat service to a…More 36-square-mile area with a population of roughly 6,500. This all-volunteer company with approximately 48 members operates as one company but maintains two fire stations. There are mutual-aid agreements with departments in Chester, Clinton, Deep River, Durham, Haddam, Madison and North Madison.
Station 1, built in 1971, is the main fire house and is located at 333 Route 81. Station 2, built in 1956, is the North end fire house and is located at 15 Little City Rd. The Killingworth Volunteer Fire Company provides fire suppression services and rescues related to car accidents, but the biggest activity is as a first responder to medical emergencies. Firefighters work closely with the Killingworth Ambulance Association and Middlesex Hospital paramedics.