The Hamden Volunteer Firefighters Fireworks Committee
wishes to thank the hundreds of Stop & Shop shoppers
for their generous donations and support.
We couldn't have done it without you!
To Stop & Shop and their generous patrons . . .
. . . THANK YOU! We couldn't have done it without you.
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. 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. Since 1993, Hamden's volunteer fire companies have organized the annual Fourth of July Fireworks display. 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.
Mt. Carmel Co. 5 (CLICK)
Mix District Co. 7 (CLICK)
Dunbar Hill Co. 8 (CLICK)
Selling Fireworks T-shirts in front of Stop & Shop
Volunteering on three successive weekends, Co. 5 and Co. 7 members helped to sell T-Shirts and accept donations from hundreds of generous patrons of Hamden's Stop & Shop at Dixwell and Skiff.
Barb Johnson helping Co. 5's Karl Olson and Barry Bailin
Co. 5's Karl Olson and Tom Corbett
Co. 5's Dan Brown
From the Post-Chronicle - April 25, 2012
CLICK the photo to view more images from the HVFF's 2011 fireworks display
Official website for the Hamden Volunteer Firefighters' Fourth of July Fireworks