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Members of the Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company Along Side the Simsbury Police Department Support The Special Olympics

 

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Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company members teamed up with Simsbury Police to support The Special Olympics in a  "Cop on Top - Dueling Ladders" fund raising event at Simsbury Commons .  Spearheaded through the efforts of The Simsbury and Avon Police Departments with help from the The Simsbury and  Avon Volunteer Fire Departments the Police in Blue braved the rain and chilly temperatures and climbed aboard the buckets of the Simsbury and Avon Ladder trucks.  They each acended into the sky,  going higher and higher as the donations rolled in from a very supportive community. 

 

Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment

We encourage our residents to check their home extinguishers to see of you have one of these recalled units. 

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https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/kidde-recalls-fire-extinguishers-with-plastic-handles-due-to-failure-to-discharge-and

                                       Camp Fire                                                                                            Fire Pit 2

The Simsbury Fire Department will issue an Open Burn Permit to residents.  The permit is available on our website www.simsburyfire.org . Please note the Type of Open Burn and General Conditions as noted on the Open Burn Permit.

Type of Open Burn

Camp fires shall be fireplace size logs three inches in diameter or larger. There shall be NO burning of brush or leaves.

Camp Fire / Bon Fire (Public Gathering)

Agriculture Burning

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General Conditions

1. Burning must not take place (a) during an advisory of threatening atmospheric conditions or any other air pollution emergency episode or (b) during a period when the forest fire danger is high or extreme.

2. Burning must cease if so directed by the local Open Burning Official or Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company or State of Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection.

3. No objectionable odors or excessive smoke may be created. All reasonable measures to assure complete combustion are to be taken.

4. All reasonable safety precautions are to be taken, including the clearing of grass and trees in the burning areas wetting down of the surrounding area, and placing of fire extinguishers.

5. Only these materials and those quantities specified above may be burned.

Kevin Kowalski, Deputy Chief of the Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company and Fire Marshal for the Simsbury Fire District was inducted into the Connecticut State Firefighter Association's Hall of Fame at a ceremony held recently at the Aqua Turf in Southington.

Chief Kowalski's work at the State and Federal levels for the improvement in the Fire Service and Public Protection was noted as one of many accomplishments his 42 plus year fire service career. Chief Kowalski, in his acceptance speach, stated that he was humbled by the nomination and opportunity to join others before him who have made significant contributions to the fire service.  He went on to encourage others to "get involved by joining the variety of Fire Service Organizations available". 

Chief Kowalski was 1 of 11 members of the fire service who were inducted in to the Hall of Fame this year.  The induction ceremony was attended by over 500 members of the Connecticut Fire Service and included his Wife (a member of the Fire Company's Ladies Auxiliary), his Daughter and Son-in-Law (both Captains for the Simsbury Volunteer Fire Company), his Father, his Brother and other family and friends.

 

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