Fire Department

C.H.F.D.

A combination fire department, career and volunteer, who are dedicated to serving the community of Colchester, Connecticut.

Vision Statement

To protect and preserve lives and property of the people in the Town of Colchester.

Mission Statement

The Colchester Fire Department protects lives and property from fire and hazardous incident damage and provides timely emergency medical services in the Town of Colchester and other neighboring municipalities. The fire department incorporates up-to-date and efficient fire prevention, fire suppression, hazardous incident mitigation and emergency medical technologies into its procedures, equipment and methods.

Did You Know

  • We employ 7 career full-time staff, & per diem staff to assist 100 volunteer emergency responders.
  • 2018 Calls for Service - Total: 2224 calls - To date highest call volume.
  • We provide Fire, EMS and Rescue Services!
  • There is a substation located at # 424 Westchester Road, Rt. 149, Colchester CT
  • Car seat installations, or checks, are done at Fire Headquarters - 52 Old Hartford Rd, by appointment only.                Call 860-537-2512 to set up your appointment - Monday - Friday  8 am - 3:30 pm

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Staff Contacts

Name Title
Walter Cox Department Chief
Don Lee Deputy Chief of Operations
Steve Morris Assistant Chief - Fire
Audrie Babineau Assistant Chief EMS
Mary Miraglia Company President

Career Staff

NameTitle
Jean Walsh

Assistant to the Department Head

Robert Dombroski

LT /Health & Safety Officer

Seth DeAngelis

Firefighter/EMT

Jason Swan

Firefighter/EMT

Timothy Joseph

Firefighter/EMT

Christopher Burdick

Firefighter/EMT

Department Officers

NameTitle
Georg Papp

Fire Captain

Liz Peeler

EMS Captain

John Jones

Fire Police Captain