Haddam Volunteer Fire Company 439 Saybrook Rd, Higganum, CT06441 This fire company, situation at the top of a steep hill off Route 154, responds to Haddam fires and emergency calls, in…More a 46-mile area west of the Connecticut River, including Tylerville and Higganum and is constantly recruiting new members. There are two additional fire companies, at 1010 Saybrook Road in Haddam and 1040 Killingworth Road in Higganum. Members and firefighters participate in Fire Prevention Week, carbon monoxide and smoke detector promotion and education, constant tactical training and toy drives during the Christmas season.
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.</p>
<p>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. </p>
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.</p>
<p>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.</p>