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Ellington Volunteer Fire Department

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<p>The Ellington Volunteer Fire Department protects the residents in town from fires and other emergencies. The department has a station on Main Street and also houses some of its trucks on Nutmeg Drive.</p>
<p>The department has some engine trucks, a couple forestry trucks, a tanker, a heavy rescue truck, a couple of service vehicles, a special hazards and hazardous material truck, a John Deere gator and trailer, a marine rescue trailer, and special hazards and hazardous materials trailer.</p> <p>In addition to putting out fires, the department also has the capability to deal with hazardous material incidents, water rescues, technical rescues, medical emergencies, emergency and disaster management, emergencies involving weapons of mass destruction, and off road and forest incidents.</p> <p>The department also does fire and public safety education programs for the residents in the town.</p> <p>There are currently 50 firefighters and EMS responders, 19 explorers, and more than 12 non-responding members in the department. To be an explorer, a person must be at least 14 years of age and a graduate of eighth grade. The explorer program goes up through 21 years of age.</p>
29 Main St, Ellington, CT 06029
(860) 870-3190
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