Station 1 is located on New Canaan Avenue at Silvermine Avenue. It was dedicated posthumously to Past Chief John Yost in 1998.
Station 1 houses Engine Company 1 and Truck Company 1 and serves the areas of town that boarder New Canaan and Wilton. The district is very diverse and is made up of mixed occupancies including residential, mercantile and manufacturing. Engine 1 is staffed with a Lieutenant and 3 fire fighters. Truck 1 is staffed with a Captain and 3 firefighters.
Engine Company 3 is located on Van Zant Street in the beloved "East Side" of the City. It is one of three single engine houses in Norwalk. It is often referred to as "The Pride of the East Side." Station 3 is a very traditional and historic fire house and was built in the 1800's and has all of the character and markings that it did when it served as "Mayflower Hook and Ladder."
Engine 3 protects a large portion of Norwalk's waterfront and a first-due district that is very densely populated with numerous multiple-family wood frame structures on very narrow streets. A large portion of Interstate 95 is served by this company as well as a train station and few miles of Metro North Commuter Railroad's New Haven Line.
Station 4 is home to "The Post Road Express" and is located at 180 Westport Avenue.
Engine 4 covers a very large portion of the city which has many different types of occupancies. Some of these include single and multiple family residences, mercantile occupancies, "big box" stores, strip malls and manufacturing businesses. Engine 4 is one of three single-engine houses in the city and is consistently the busiest of those 3 companies with responses to many traffic accidents, EMS runs and working fires.
Station 5 is located in the historic South Norwalk area of the city. It is referred to by Norwalk Fire Fighters as "Meadow Street."
The response area is very densely populated and has a large amount of wood balloon-frame single and multiple family occupancies and several large apartment complexes. The streets are narrow, but rich in deep tradition and heritage. Some of the most ornate and vintage buildings in the city lie on these streets.
The Norwalk Fire Department Division of Apparatus Maintenance is located on Fairfield Avenue, directly across from Central Fire Headquarters, divided by Interstate 95. It is supervised by Master Mechanic Scott Plank. Assistant Mechanic Alan DiPietro and Part-Time Mechanic Mike Hagar assist in maintaining a fleet of 8 pump apparatus, 4 ladder trucks, 3 rescue trucks, 1 Haz-Mat tractor-trailer apparatus and several different types of service vehicles such as Staff cars, shop trucks and specialized rescue/support vehicles.
NFD Apparatus Maintenance Division was featured in the July/August 2006 edition of Fire Apparatus Journal for their outstanding work in taking retired apparatus and turning them into front-line specialty apparatus, including a 1982 American LaFrance Pumper that was converted into a Trench/Technical Rescue rig. Other customized apparatus include a pumper that was converted into a tractor to pull a semi-trailer that serves as a Norwalk and Fairfield County Haz-Mat Response Truck.
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The Norwalk Fire Department Marine Division is located at the City Dock at Veteran's Park directly adjacent to SONO Seaport Restaurant. Marine 24 is docked and ready to deploy at a moment's notice. The Marine Division is coordinated by Lt. Timothy Morrissette and Firefighter Philip D'Acunto. Marine 24, AKA The Harry Brower, was commissioned into service on July 4, 2007.
This website is dedicated to promotion of the Norwalk Professional Firefighters Association as well as the promotion of the Norwalk Fire Department. The site is also dedicated to the assistance of other IAFF locals when the need arises. The site was designed and is managed by Local 830 members.