DFD's mission is to provide fire protection, rescue services, and other critical public safety services to residents and visitors of the Town of Darien, CT.
The Darien Fire Department is the Town's first and largest fire department, protecting life and property since our inception in 1895. We have served at every major fire in Darien for over 100 years, and are comprised 100% by volunteers. We are your friends, neighbors, business owners. Fellow citizens giving back to our community. No alarm too big, no call to small. We continually procure new apparatus and equipment to stay ahead of the technology curve, and tirelessly train our members. Our members are a family, and we treat every alarm like it's our neighbors - because you are.
DFD is led by a talented team of Officers, guided by experienced leaders, and overseen by our Board of Trustees. We come together, pooling our talents and experience in service of a common goal: our sworn commitment to protect life and property.
Our Lifesaving Mission
Staffed 100% by volunteers 24/7/365, we stand ready to answer any alarm. For over 125 years, never missed a job.
Members are certified on all of our fire trucks and trained on a plethora of equipment and tools. We run drills weekly to hone skills; monthly meetings to handle department business; members carry radios for 24/7 response, and are provided sophisticated mobile apps giving them real-time incident information, no matter where they're at. Members are ready to drop everything - at a moment's notice - to respond to any alarm.
Structure & Brush Fires
Extinguishers, thousands of feet of hose, ladders, and Darien's only Tower Ladder truck.
Vehicle & Train Accidents
Heavy Rescue apparatus for I-95, Post Road, two Metro North & Amtrak train stations.
Our equipment complement includes cold-water and swift-water rescues.
Hazmat, Mass Casualty
Special equipment and training to handle hazardous materials and mass casualty incidents.
DIVERSE COVERAGE AREA
Darien by the Numbers
The Town of Darien is situated on Long Island Sound between the cities of Stamford and Norwalk. Containing 23 square miles of diverse terrain, roads, train stations, highways, and bodies of water. We cover it all.
As first responders to fires, public safety emergencies, and disasters Town-wide, DFD protects the lives and property of Darien residents and visitors.
Additionally, the Department advances public safety through its fire prevention and public-education programs.
The timely delivery of these services enables DFD to make significant contributions to the safety of Darien, one of the safest cities in the nation.Read Our History
DFD is staffed by 100% volunteers standing ready 24/7/365. We are your friends, neighbors, business owners, local residents.
Each member has chosen to give generously of their time and talents to serve their community.
We welcome new members regularly. If you are interested in joining us as a firefighter, we will train you. For a tour just send us a message. We love visitors and meeting the residents we serve.Meet Our Leadership
We constantly seek out, test, and purchase advanced firefighting equipment.
Placing the best tools in our fire fighters' hands helps us achieve our lifesaving mission.
DFD operates on a small budget generously provided by the Town of Darien. We could not pursue our full goals without your generous donations. Your charitable support enables our lifesaving mission.Support the DFD
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We depend on volunteers and the generosity of donors like you.