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December 19, 2014
"I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which the fireman has to do believe that his is a noble calling. Our proudest moment is to save lives. Under the impulse of such thoughts, the nobility of the occupation thrills us and stimulates us to deeds of daring, even of supreme sacrifice."

 Chief Edward F. Croker, FDNY
circa 1910

 

 

 
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2014 Christmas Ornament Available

The 2014 Christmas Ornament is now available. This year we featured the original new Rescue 9.

Rescue Nine

In 1992, Fire Chief Thomas Brennen recognized a need for a Heavy Rescue for Waterbury. Twenty firefighters were chosen for six weeks of extensive training in vehicle extrication, hazardous materials, technical rope rescue, high angle, water rescue, and forcible entry. When completed Rescue/Engine 9 was put into service with an apparatus borrowed from the City of Hartford.

As inventories grew, a need for a modern rescue platform became evident. In 1995, a new custom designed Rescue was built. This apparatus served the city well for 15 years.

For ordering information click here


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2013 Kevin McDonald Memorial Softball Tournament
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2013 Kevin McDonald Memorial Softball Tournament
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Haz-Mat Incident
Waterbury Fire Fighters prepare to enter a tractor trailer leaking Hydroflouric Acid

WFD retiree and former secretary of Local 1339, Al Valerioti, presents local President John Schultz with a ToxiRae Pro gas meter.  Valerioti purchased the device to be donated to the department to further compliment Rescue Engine 1's Hazmat unit. 

What's New at IAFF 1339
Waterbury Fire Fighters Go Pink

In recognition of Breast cancer awareness month, the Waterbury Fire Deparment has gone pink. Throughout the month of October, firefighters have replaced their standard issue shirts and will instead be wearing pink t-shirts in an effort to raise awareness for the importance of screening and early detection of breast cancer.

Auto and Home Insurance Discounts

The IAFF Financial Services Corporation, through Liberty Mutual Insurance is offering IAFF members and Retirees discounts on Home and Auto Insurance. Our local representative is Tammy Liscomb.

Here is her info

Waterbury Fire Fighters Deliver Baby

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Honoring Those Who Serve

Fire Fighter David Shatas

Waterbury Fire Department

U.S. Army Reserve Redeployed to Afghanistan

HOME SAFE

Awarded Purple Heart on previous deployment

 

 

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