Fire Department


                      Due to COVID-19

 Officers Meeting: TBD  

 7pm      CHFD HQ Co1       52 Old Hartford Road   Colchester CT


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 Hayward 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 80 volunteer emergency responders.
  • 2018 Calls for Service - Total: 2224 calls - To date highest call volume. *2019 - 1986 calls for service
  • 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 Phone
Sean Shoemaker Interim Department Chief (860) 207-6870
John Knapp Company President
Steve Morris Assistant Chief - Fire
Don Lee Deputy Chief of Operations
Audrie Babineau Assistant Chief - EMS