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South Meriden Fire Department is a 100% volunteer company, staffed by members of the community. At any given time there are approximately 30 active firefighters associated with the station. Our command structure begins with the Chief, Deputy Chief, and Assistant Chief. Supporting the chiefs are the Pump Captain and Rescue Captain and they two are supported by the 1st and 2nd Lieutenants.

In addition to the firefighters there are other members that perform very necessary tasks and are very much appreciated for their efforts. These members are the pastors, the records keepers, the old timers that come in to chat and visit with us.

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. We have overnight duty crews every night except Saturday night.

SMFD firefighters train hard, most members are at least Firefighter II certified and carry an EMT certification. Several are Fire Officer and Instructor certified. Many members have leveraged the quality of SMFD to gain experience and join a career station. We respond to about 700 calls per year.

We hold our training drills every Monday evening at 7pm and occasionally on a Saturday. Each year we have a Live Burn drill. We do the Live Burn drill at a controlled facility. We usually use the CT Fire Academy for this. On the first Thursday of the month, we hold our dinner and General Meeting. Dinner is served at 6pm and the meeting is called to order at 7pm.

For information about the history of SMFD, please visit our historical documents.