Fire Station 2 at 600 Jennings Road is one of five fire stations in town. The fire station, which includes an…More engine company, ladder company and shift commander's vehicle, is staffed with eight firefighters at any given time. Fire Station 2 also is home of the Fire Department's Emergency Operations Center.
The Fairfield Fire Department provides emergency services to citizens, businesses and industries in the town of Fairfield and fire safety education, inspection and investigative services for code enforcement. The Fire Department also determines the origin and cause of fires and is designated by the state Department of Emergency Medical Services as first responders to all medical emergencies within the town.
In 2009, Fairfield firefighters responded to 8,946 calls for help throughout Fairfield's 30 square miles.
The Fairfield Fire Department is a founding member of the Fairfield County Hazardous Materials Response Team, and firefighters also are trained for specialized rescue operations. Their non-emergency work includes smoke detector surveys, fire safety education at public and private schools, fire inspections, pre-fire planning, OSHA-mandated training of firefighters, police officers, public works' employees and school maintenance staff, and training related to homeland defense missions.
The Fire Department employs 97 people full-time, including a fire chief, deputy fire chief, two fire marshals, a fire inspector, a training director, four assistant fire chiefs, 20 fire lieutenants, 64 firefighters, a master mechanic, mechanic and secretary. The department also employs a part-time secretary, part-time training center assistant and part-time clerk in the Fire Marshal's office.
The Fire Department's budget in 2009-10 is $12.2 million.