Willington Fire Department #1, Inc.

Willington Fire Department #1 provides fire/rescue, and prehospital medical service to the town of Willington, CT. Willington Fire Department works in conjunction with Willington Hill Fire Department which is called to respond for all fire and medical emergencies in town as well.

Willington Fire also provides the ambulance service to Willington as well as the town of Union, CT and receives on-scene support from Willington Hill Fire Department which responds to medical emergencies in a first responder capacity.

Our organization operates two stations: Station 13 located on Rt 32 near Interstate-84 exit 71, and Station 213 located at the intersection of Rt 32 and Depot Rd.

Responders to fire and medical emergencies consist both of career paid staff as well as volunteer members. Paid staff are located at Station 13 24/7 and guarantee that the first piece of apparatus, be it the ambulance or a fire truck, is able to respond in a timely manner. Volunteer members either respond from home or the station to bring necessary additional support to each incident. Paid staff and volunteer members are provided specialized training in fire and prehospital medical practices.

About Us

Willington is a small rural town in northeastern Connecticut. We are located 20 miles northeast of Hartford on I-84. Willington is dominantly residential in nature but has a small center of antique shops, a major travel stop, and is only a couple of miles from the University of Connecticut main campus.

Our organization is managed by a volunteer Board of Directors who meet monthly to discuss department matters of business. Monthly meetings of the general membership are also held as much of the department's business is decided upon by the general members. Committees consisting of general members are utilized for specific tasks including truck selection, station maintenance, by-law revision, and standard operating procedure revision.

Responders to fire and medical emergencies consist both of career paid staff as well as volunteer members. Paid staff are located at Station 13 24/7 when not responding to emergencies and guarantee that the first piece of apparatus, be it the ambulance or a fire truck, is able to respond in a timely manner. Volunteer members either respond from home or the station to bring necessary additional support to each incident. Paid staff and volunteer members are provided specialized training in fire and prehospital medical practices.

Our department responds in tandem with Willington Hill Fire Department to all incidents and holds command over incidents which occur north of Rt. 37 and south of Pinney Hill Road. We also hold the PSA for ambulance service throughout the entire town and the town of Union, CT.

Services

Willington Fire Department responds to all fire, rescue, and medical emergencies in town, and also provide mutual aid response to: UCONN, Mansfield, Tolland, Stafford Springs, Ashford, and Union.

Fire

We respond to fire calls in the town of Willington along with the Willington Hill Fire Department. Fire calls include reports of car/vehicle fires, structure fires, brush fires, as well as automatic fire alarm activations at commercial and residential facilities. Our department provides service at hazardous materials incidents at the operational level and is provided with support at these incidents by regional HAZ-MAT teams.

Rescue

We provide rescue and extrication services to victims of motor vehicle accidents, structure and car fires, structural collapse, confined space entrapment and vehicle/machinery entrapment.

Prehospital Medical

We operate the ambulance service for the town of Willington and respond to 911 reported medical emergencies, medical alarm activations, and motor vehicle accidents. We also provide the ambulance service to Union, CT. We provide medical care at the basic life support level and often request intercept service from the Windham Hospital Paramedic, Rockville Hospital Paramedic, or Johnson Hospital Paramedic when more advanced care is necessary such as drug administration or advanced airway management. Under most circumstances, we are required to transport patients to the closest appropriate hospital emergency department.

Contact Us

To report an emergency or request help, dial 911. Do not call the routine fire department phone number as you will be instructed to hang up and call 911 and our response will be delayed.

Routine Contact

Phone: (860) 429-0288
Email: station13@willingtonfire.org

Postal Mail:
Willington Fire Dept. #1
426 River Road
P.O. Box 161
Willington, CT 06279

Recruitment

Willington Fire Department is always looking for new individuals that would like to help out. If you are interested in joining, come down to Station 13 (426 River Road) or call (860) 429-0288 for more information.

Ambulance Billing Questions

For inquiries regarding an ambulance bill, please call our routine station phone at (860) 429-0288. Ask for Jeffery Pierce and if not available leave a brief message including your name and phone number.

Open Burning Permits

Please visit the Town of Willington Fire Marshall web page for information about open burning permits.

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