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There are 2 times as many fires reported on Independence Day than on any other day. 50% of those are from fireworks! Have a safe holiday! #IAFF #IAFFSafetyTips

The IAFF Turns 100

On this date 100 years ago, February 28th 1918, the International Association of Firefighters was organized. In celebration of this milestone, the IAFF has created a website that chronicles the history of our union. Please visit at: https://100years.iaff.org/

Structure Fire on Drum Hill Rd. 

At 1035 hrs, WFD was dispatched for a report of a structure fire in the area of Drum Hill Rd. Engine 2 and Engine 4 responded immediately and Engine 1 was slightly delayed in their response due to an earlier medical call. WFD units found and extinguished a fire in an older single family home. No residents were inside the home at the time of the fire. Wilton Firefighters Local 2233 would like to thank the following departments for their assistance: Norwalk Firefighters Local 830,Westport CT Firefighters, IAFF L1081New Canaan Fire Department IAFF Local 3224Weston Volunteer Fire DepartmentVista Fire Department,Ridgefield Volunteer Fire DepartmentWilton Volunteer Ambulance CorpsWilton, CT Police Department, and Wilton CERT. the photo is from the Norwalk Hour and more photos and their article can be found here: https://www.thehour.com/news/article/Firefighters-repond-to-Wilton-house-fire-12633315.php#item-75564

2233 Member to Play on CT Burn Camp Benefit Team

One of our members, Lt. Bill Wilson from D-Shift, will be playing in this game. Please consider donating as the proceeds go to a good cause and we hope to see those of you who can make it up in Marlborough!

you can donate at this link: https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/westport-fd-hockey-team-for-the-ct-burn-camp/petenichio

Poster Contest Winners Announced

The annual Fire Safety Poster Contest 4th grade and 5th grade winners received a ride to school this morning on T5 with Firefighters Mike Pryor and Mike Wydra. They were also later presented gift cards from Local 2233 at a ceremony conducted by Fire Marshal Grosso, Deputy Fire Marshal Plank and Local 2233 President Dave Chaloux with teachers Megan Anderson, Caroline Duggan, Michele Montanaro, Principle Jennifer Mitchell, parents, News 12, and WFD D-Shift in attendance. Congratulations to 4th grade winner Michelle Yabalkarov and runner-up Polina Popova and 5th grade winner Saanvi Kakarlapudi and runner-up Lucy Filip!

The IAFF has parternered with Advanced Recovery Systems to offer support to IAFF members suffering from substance abuse, PTSD, and other behavioral health issues. Firefighting can expose people to more than just smoke and heat. If you or someone you know are suffering, don't wait to seek help. Please visit the IAFF Recovery Center website or call 855 412 2216 and recieve help from medical professionals and fellow firefighters who have been through these challenges and are there to help.
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The next regularly scheduled business meeting will be held at fire headquarters on February 15th 2018. all members are urged to attend.
     
 
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