Welcome to the South Meriden VFD website.
We are proud to say that we are one of the hardest working volunteer stations in the United States. We man the station almost 24 hours a day and for a fully volunteer company, that's impressive! We have overnight duty crews every night except Saturday night.
We train hard, most members are at least Firefighter II certified and carry an EMT certification. Several are Fire Officer and Instructor certified.
We respond to about 700 calls per year. Our response consists of either a light Rescue or an Engine company with a full crew on-board. An engine company starts with three firefighters and can increase depending on availability and task requirements. In the banner at the top of our website is a box showing the approximate number of calls that we have been dispatched to for this month, and for this year. Some calls are manually dispatched and are not added to the system automatically.
Please remember. Vehicles displaying flashing blue lights are Firefighters or EMTs responding to an emergency. Please yield right-of-way to them.