Call Stats

 Month Fire/EMS
Jan 29
Feb 30
Mar 25
Apr 26
May 20
Jun 20
Jul 34
Aug -
Sep -
Oct -
Nov -
Dec -
Total 184
2018 311



Middlefield Volunteer Fire Company

Firefighters Give Scouts Ice Rescue Presentation

Tuesday Evening, members of the Middlefield Fire Company, along with Firefighter Ryan Parmelee from South Fire District, gave an ice safety presentation to the local Cub Scout Pack.  The group was given information on when the ice is safe to be on, as well as what to do in an emergency if someone were to fall through the ice.  Captain Jeff DiCostanzo, Lieutenant Dana Arnold, Lieutenant Steven Tyc, Past Chief Bruce Villwock, and Firefighter Nicholas Tyc gave a demonstration on the equipment used and methods of rescuing a victim during an ice water rescue incident.

If someone is in trouble on the ice, or falls through, it is important not to go on the ice to try and rescue them, as the ice is probably not safe to be on.  If you do witness someone fall through the ice, the most important thing is to call 911 and keep your eye on that person at all times, and give responders an accurate location of the victim.

Three Explorers Attend Fire Academy Introduction Class


Over the past month, three dedicated teens from the Middlefield Fire Explorer Post attended a week long training course put on by the Connecticut Fire Academy. This intense training, called Introduction To The Fire Service (ITTFS) is an immersive, residential program designed to provide youths between the ages of 14 and 17 with an opportunity to explore the Fire Service. A strong emphasis is placed on teamwork, self– and mutual respect and character as students select their own leaders and learn the basics of Fire Department organization, the Incident Command System and the core fireground skills required of successful engine, ladder and rescue company personnel.

ITTFS courses are taught by a small, hand-picked and specially trained team of instructors. The environment that they create in ITTFS provides a safe, empowering, inclusive, positive, teamwork and character based learning experience. Over the years, participation in ITTFS has inspired graduates to become full members of their Fire Departments, seek out college opportunities within Fire and EMS and to earn positions as career Firefighters.

Explorers James Helmedach and Jake Layman attended the first week of training in the beginning of July, where Jake Layman was chosen by his peers as the Incident Commander for the week. His duties were to oversee the group as a whole, and organize tasks with the four group leaders. James Helmedach was chosen to be a Squad Leader for his group, where he was charged with overseeing his squad, and reporting to the incident commander.

The last week of July, Explorer Zak Czellecz attended the Advanced Introduction To The Fire Service. During this week, Zak was elected as a Logistics officer for his squad, responsible for making sure his group had all the equipment they needed, including making sure they had plenty of water during this very hot week of training.

At the conclusion to both weeks, the Connecticut Fire Academy put on a graduation ceremony followed by a presentation of all the skills the cadets learned that week. The Officers and Members of the Middlefield Volunteer Fire Company would like to congratulate all three Explorers on a job well done.

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