Posts Tagged ‘ SFD ’

Fire company gets new thermal camera

December 23, 2013
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Fire company gets new thermal camera

By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Fire Department, Company 2 in Plantsville, has a new thermal imaging camera that will help immensely on emergency calls. The new thermal camera, an Eagle Attack, replaces an older thermal camera, the Eagle X, that the fire company has had for close to five years. The Eagle X is…

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Fire Dept. obtains new compressor

April 7, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Fire Department recently acquired a new high pressure breathing air compressor, thanks to a grant. The compressor, which fills the air packs the firefighters wear into a fire, was obtained through an Assistance to Firefighters grant. The grant covered 90 percent of the compressor’s $56,000 price tag. The town…

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Draft report: SFD needs to better utilize its volunteers

March 31, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor A draft report of a review of the town’s fire services found the Southington Fire Department capable, but identified a need for the better use of volunteers in various administrative and operational components and as a way to minimize overtime. The report, undertaken by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), was…

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