July 8 - The website update of the June 29th fireworks show is complete. Access to photos and videos from past years also has been improved. Some 2011 through 2017 webpage albums are still under construction. Keep checking in.
Do you have memorable photos of various activities taken at Hamden's fireworks events from 1993 to 2018? Feel free to submit them for placement on this website. Digital or scanned photos (scanned at a minimum of 300 dpi) should be sent as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your name, the exact year, and the name of the photographer. All accepted submissions will be credited.
TONIGHT - June 29th Location: Town Center Park in Hamden 2761 Dixwell Avenue Donations may be mailed to: HVFF P.O. Box 5104 Hamden, CT 06518 HVFF is a 501c4 Non-Profit Organization We can now accept donations through PayPal.
HANDICAP PARKING IS AVAILABLE AT THE MILLER LIBRARY PARKING LOT, WITH GOLF CART SHUTTLES TO AND FROM THE FIELD.
DJ Bry will be here again, too!
DeeJay Bryan Poole
plays from approximately 5:30-6:00 until the concert starts at 7:15.
The Hamden Symphony will perform from 7:15 until 8:45,
with a 15 minute Intermission.
Following the concert, DeeJay Bryan returns about 8:45 and
continues playing until the end of the fireworks.
The Hamden Symphony Orchestra will perform from 7:15 until 8:45,
with a 15 minute Intermission.
Hamden Symphony Orchestra Playlist
2018 Hamden Volunteer Firefighters Fireworks
To view and/or download the Hamden Symphony Orchestra Program, click on the PDF icon below.
Mt. Carmel Co. 5's Karl Olson and Mix District Co. 7's Jim Wetmore were at Stop & Shop on June 16th, accepting donations and selling the HVFF 25th Anniversary T-shirts. There's well over a century of volunteer firefighting between these two guys.
CLICK EITHER PHOTO BELOW TO ENLARGE
Johnny's dad points him toward the boot.
Johnny drops daddy's bill, but we added our own bill.
We want to thank all the very generous patrons of Hamden's Stop & Shop store who bought T-shirts or donated cash to the 2018 fireworks display. This little fellow named "Johnny" dropped his dad's bill into the boot, but it fell inside before the camera caught the image.
(So, we photo-shopped our own version of the bill. Thank you, Johnny's dad!)
HVFF T-SHIRTS WILL BE AVAILABLE TONIGHT
AT TOWN CENTER PARK.
$15.00 for ONE
$25.00 for TWO
Adult Sizes M, L, XL, and XXL
Youth Sizes M and L
You can buy your official HVFF 25th Anniversary T-Shirt at the June 29th fireworks.
Better still, you can buy your shirt NOW - online! - and wear it to the fireworks.
Buy online and your order will be delivered to your Hamden home within 48 hours - or you can pick it up locally.
CLICK on the shirt at left to get details.
The HVFF 25th Anniversary Logo was designed by Hamden's Karl Wildman - Thank you, Karl!
HAMDEN ROTARY CLUB
Lee Campo, Karl Olson, and Lynn Campo
The Hamden Rotary Club has been a longtime and loyal supporter of the Hamden Volunteer Firefighters' Fireworks. Recently, Rotarians Lee and Lynn Campo presented HVFF Chairman Karl Olson with a generous donation for this year's Silver Anniversary of the New Haven area's premier Independence Day fireworks display.
The generous donations from Hamden's citizens, businesses and civic associations have made the HVFF Independence Day fireworks possible for the past 25 years! Thank you, Hamden Rotarians!
WE CAN ACCEPT YOUR DONATION ONLINE!
No matter how small, your donations make it happen.
With a donation of $100 or more, your business or organization will receive a link from our Home page to your website until May 1, 2019, and in our annual "HOME Page" archives thereafter.
The Hamden Fire Department, led by Fire Chief David Berardesca, is a "combination" career-volunteer department. Twenty-three career officers and firefighters on each of four platoons man a total of 4 engine companies, 2 rescue units, 1 squad unit, and 1 tower ladder truck. In 1976, Hamden became one of the first communities in southern Connecticut to have paramedics. Last year, the department answered more than 10,000 fire and EMS calls.
Hamden also has three volunteer fire companies: Mt. Carmel Co. 5 (Est. 1911), Mix District Co. 7 (Est. 1924), and Dunbar Hill Co. 8 (Est. 1926), each of which operates under the direction of the career department. Each volunteer fire company is led by a captain, who oversees his company's volunteer firefighters, all of whom are certified by the State of Connecticut to a minimum level of Fire Fighter I.
Volunteer firefighting in Hamden is a tradition that goes back to 1896, when the Highwood Hose Co. No. 1 was organized. Seven more companies were organized during the next 30 years. The Hamden Fire Department was created under the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut in July 1925, when all the Hamden volunteer fire companies came under the authority of the Fire Chief and the Board of Fire Commissioners.
Hamden's volunteers are a very dedicated group of men and women, who devote a great deal of their own time and energy to serving their town. Hamden's volunteer fire companies have organized the annual Fourth of July Fireworks display since 1993. Hamden's fireworks display is considered by many to be the best in the region.
Click on the volunteer company photo below to visit their website/webpage.