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Fire Marshal Vincent DiPietro Memorial Bridge

Updated On: Jan 14, 2011 (07:59:00)

Fire Marshal Vincent DiPietro Memorial Bridge

On Saturday November 13th, The State of Connecticut and Town of Farmington Dedicated the newly constructed Route 4 bridge in the center of Farmington to Fire Marshal Vincent DiPietro. Vincent DiPietro served on the Fire Department for 34 years in Farmington. He served as firefighter, Fire Chief and Fire Marshal. He also had served honorably in Vietnam. Firefighters  from the Town of Farmington,Plainville and surrounding communities gathered at the center of the bridge to mark the event. Speeches were made by Local Elected Officials and current Fire Marshal Mike Gulino and the DiPietro Family cut the tape marking the special occasion. 


Owl Rescue Batterson Park Road

Updated On: Aug 237, 2010 (09:58:00)


FARMINGTON — An owl that was hanging from a tree by a fishing line was rescued Tuesday morning.

The owl appeared to have dislocated its wing, said Lt. Marshall Porter. The owl was discovered shortly before 9 a.m. at 164 Batterson Park Road, near Batterson Park Pond.

The town's animal control officer and firefighters used a ladder truck for the rescue. Two firefighters and the animal control officer were in the bucket, about 15 feet in the air, and extracted the owl's wing from fishing line wrapped around a tree branch

Owl Rescue Pictures

Updated On: Jan 14, 2011 (07:57:00)





New Residential Fire Study Shows Effects of Crew Size on Fire Fighting Operations

Updated On: Aug 237, 2010 (10:11:00)


New Residential Fire Study Shows Effects of Crew Size on Fire Fighting Operations

April 28, 2010 -- A landmark study released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) shows that the size of fire fighting crews has a substantial effect on the fire service's ability to protect lives and property in residential fires. Click here to read the news release.

Conducted by a broad coalition in the scientific, fire fighting and public safety communities, the study results found that four-person fire fighting crews were able to complete 22 essential fire fighting and rescue tasks in a typical residential structure 30 percent faster than two-person crews and 25 percent faster than three-person crews.

The report is the first to quantify the effects of crew sizes and arrival times on the fire service's lifesaving and fire fighting operations.

This and other scientific data in the report will help educate public officials, fire chiefs and other decision-makers on the importance of adequate staffing and deployment with respect to fire fighter and public safety.

Study investigators from NIST and the IAFF announced the results of the study at a press conference at the Hilton Washington in Washington, DC, before the start of the annual Congressional Fire Services Institute meeting of top fire safety officials from the across the nation.

Click here for the full report.
The study is funded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters grant program




Updated On: Jun 162, 2010 (18:00:00)

Sunday River Maine Fire Fighter Ski Race 3-22-09

On March 22, 2009 members of Local 3103 participated in the 19th annual “Eat the Heat” Firemen’s ski race and chili cook-off. The event raised $250,000 for the Maine Handicapped Skiing association. Fire fighters Chris Scott and Tony Flamio represented Local 3103 while volunteer fire fighters Mark Fleming, Conor Hogan, and Deputy Chief Jeff Hogan rounded out the team. Teams were required to wear full fire gear including bunker pants, fire coat, and helmet while skiing down the mountain through a racecourse while each team member held onto a fifty foot length of fire hose. Local 3103 placed ninth out of sixteen teams with a time of 34.03 seconds. The Jay Fire Department won the race with a time of 30.05 seconds. Local 3103 then tried Chili from many local restaurants and enjoyed the music and other festivities of the day. Farmington was one of two teams to participate that were not from Maine and is looking forward to participate again next year and in other similar races throughout New England.

















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