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Sun. Oct 8th 2017
Sci-Fi Pancake Breakfast

Come join us and a few of your favorite Stormtroppers on our Pancake Breakfast morning.This year, we will be having a raffle ...

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Tue. Sep 12th 2017
Annual Golf Tournament

We are having our annual Golf tournament at the Sharon Country Club on Tuesday September 12th with a rain date of Tuesday Sep...

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Sat. Oct 1st 2016
Wine tasting at Lion Rock Farm

Come join us at Lion Rock Farm for a Wine Tasting from 5 pm to 7 pm. 

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Nationwide Fire News
Halloween is creeping up on us. The rush is on to find the perfect pumpkin, the spookiest costume, and the best candy for trick-or-treaters. However, along with all this excitement comes potential fire hazards related to seasonal decor and costumes. Fortunately, fire risks can be avoided by following the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) Halloween safety precautions.
Fire chiefs from France, the United Kingdom, and the United States gathered in Quincy, Massachusetts at the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Urban Fire Forum (UFF) to listen to first-hand accounts of some of the biggest emergency response incidents over the past 15 months, including hurricane response in Texas and Florida, the Grenfell Tower fire in London, and the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando.
Knowing that today’s homes burn faster than ever, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced “Every Second Counts: Plan Two Ways Out” as the official theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, October 8-14, 2017. Experts say you may have as little as two minutes (or even less) to safely escape a typical home fire from the time the smoke alarm sounds.
Citing the need to have an arm’s-length view on policy issues that impact fire, life and electrical safety, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has announced the launch of the NFPA Fire and Life Safety Policy Institute. The Policy Institute will study a range of issues and provide guidance and information to policymakers on the best approaches governments can take to improve safety for the citizens they serve.
September is Campus Fire Safety Month and this year the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and The Center for Campus Fire Safety (The Center) are working together to promote their national Campus Fire Safety for Students campaign. The campaign raises awareness about the dangers of fires among college-aged students who live in on- and off-campus college housing.
In light of a recent series of fires in high-rise buildings with combustible facades, including the Grenfell tower fire, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has initiated a project to develop a fire risk assessment tool for these types of buildings to assist local authorities globally with fire safety in their communities.
Independence Day and fireworks go hand in hand, but fireworks shouldn’t go in consumers’ hands. That’s the message the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is reinforcing this Fourth of July. Fireworks annually cause devastating burns, injuries, fires, and even death, making them too dangerous to be used safely by consumers.
With summer in full swing, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) are joining forces to remind people about the potential electrical hazards in swimming pools, hot tubs and spas, on board boats and in the waters surrounding boats, marinas and launch ramps.
In the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire in London, where 79 people died or are presumed dead and many more were injured, serious concerns and questions around flammability of exterior cladding, the lack of fire sprinklers and the notion of “shelter in place,” among other subjects, have been brought to the forefront by the news media and the public at large. Jim Pauley, president and CEO of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), addressed these troubling fire safety issues in the upcoming edition of NFPA Journal, the association’s membership publication, which will be officially released next month.
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has released a free 1st Responder Connection App offering firefighters, EMS, command staff, public educators, wildland fire personnel, and authorities having jurisdiction (AHJs) convenient, digital access to best practices, safety tips, and emergency response content.
As the nation marks the one-year anniversary of the Pulse Nightclub massacre in Orlando this week, a group of experts on active shooter/hostile incident response will assemble at National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) headquarters to develop NFPA 3000, Standard for Preparedness and Response to Active Shooter and/or Hostile Events. It is expected that the initial standard will be completed by early 2018; then the public will have the opportunity to offer input for immediate review.
911 Numbers

Please check the File library tab for the order form for House 911 Numbers. All addresses are required to have 911 numbers visible.

Burning Index

Updated Spring 2017:  We haven't had many days that the conditions are acceptable to burn. Our area is still extremely DRY. Two indexes must be checked - the Air Quality Index and well as the Fire Danger Index.   You must have a permit to burn - they are available for 30 day increments at the Town Hall.  There is no charge. You must call before you burn and have a valid permit.  For information call 860-364-0909 

Derby

We are sorry to report the Derby has been postponed this year due to the condition of the road and our 125th anniversary parade. Please check back next year.

LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS

The Sharon Fire Department and Ambulance Squad are looking for new members. There is an online application for joining (see member application above). The Fire Department is looking for firetruck drivers - pump operators, exterior and interior firefighters. The ambulance is looking for drivers, MRT's and EMT's. Both the ambulance and fire department will pay for training and gear. It is very rewarding to give back to the community and be with a wonderful group of very dedicated volunteers.

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Upcoming Events
Every 3rd Monday
6:30pm
Every 4th Monday
6:30pm
Every 3rd Thursday
7:00pm
Apparatus Gallery
2017 Call Volume
 FireEMS
Jan1430
Feb622
Mar1830
Apr1631
May2943
Jun1320
Jul1732
Aug2341
Sep1833
Oct2130
Nov731
Dec212
Total184355

Call Volume History

Contact Information
Sharon Fire Department
P.O. Box 357
Sharon, CT 06069
Non-Emergency: 860-364-5254
Emergency: 911
Links
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