About Us

A Message from the Chief

chief_200Welcome to the official website of the East Granby Volunteer Fire Department! For over 80 years, our members have been serving our community by providing fire suppression, fire prevention, and rescue services to the residents and visitors of The Town of East Granby. Over the years, our mission has changed to not only include firefighting but also responding to hazardous materials incidents, motor vehicle accidents, aircraft emergencies, as well as supporting neighboring towns with mutual aid support. The membership maintains our fleet of emergency vehicles and equipment, so we are always prepared to handle any situation we are faced with.

We are proud of our ability to provide first class services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is not an easy task. Our members are required to train constantly and keep abreast of changes in our industry, so we can continue to be a leader in emergency services.

Please browse through our site so you can see for yourself the pride of the East Granby Volunteer Fire Department. Feel free to contact me with any question, or suggestions. Your feedback helps enable us to provide high quality services to our residents and visitors alike.

Don Zessin
Don Zessin
Fire Chief, East Granby Volunteer Fire Department

 

About The East Granby Vol. Fire Dept.

The Town of East Granby, CT is located approximately 12 miles north of Hartford, the capital city. The service area for the East Granby Fire Department is 17.8 square miles. The Town is adjacent to Bradley International Airport, part of which is the responsibility of the EGFD.

Dispatch is handled through the Granby Police Department, Granby, CT. The radio frequency is on Hartford County, 33.94. Back-up dispatch is handled through the fire dispatch office of the Simsbury Fire Department, Simsbury, CT.

The East Granby Volunteer Fire Department is a member of The Hartford County Fire Emergency Plan.

As of June 2012, 31 Members and 7 Cadets serve The Town of East Granby, eight of which are officers: A Chief, Assistant Chief, Deputy Chief, a Captain, and four Lieutenants.

The EGFD currently maintains and operates seven pieces of apparatus: Three Pumpers, one Ladder, one Tanker, one Heavy Rescue, and one Utility Vehicle. A Haz-Mat trailer, inflatable boat, a Chief’s Car, and the original Engine 1 compliment the fleet.

Response is out of two stations. Station 1 is located in the center of town at 7 Memorial Drive. Station 2 is located at the corner of South Main Street at 1 Seymour Road.

 

East Granby Volunteer Fire Department Mission Statement

To give maximum support for the preservation of
life and property in the event of a natural or man-made
disaster of any kind!

Becoming a Volunteer

Volunteering to become a firefighter is a rewarding and fulfilling experience. The East Granby Volunteer Fire Department is a 100% volunteer organization dedicated to serving our community. We welcome any town resident above the age of 18 to join our ranks. Youths above the age of 16 may help by joining our cadet program.

Minimum Requirements

  • Resident of the Town of East Granby for a minimum of 6 months
  • Above the age of 18 years old

Benefits

Along with the knowledge that you are helping your neighbors and providing an essential service to the citizens of East Granby, becoming a volunteer for the Fire Department comes with a few benefits:

  • $1,000 tax abatement for all members who meet our minimum training and attendance requirements
  • $5.00 gas reimbursement per call

If you are interested in more information on becoming a member, please click here.

 
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Last Service Call
11-21-2014 @ 03:58
47 North Main St, Apt. 6A
Smoke Alarm
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