New London County Fire Chiefs’ Association was established in 1932, for the purpose of providing mutual aid to neighboring towns and adjacent counties. Times were tough in ’32 as they are now and the need of being able to call on neighboring fire departments and emergency medical services made life a lot easier for the fire departments and EMS.Seventy-nine years later the need still exists and we still rely on mutual aid. We have gotten more sophisticated over the years with our modern equipment and training techniques, but there will always be a need for mutual aid. The Association continues to grow and we offer a wide cadre of support to member departments in time of need. We coordinate both the CERRIT HazMat Team and the CT Incident Management Team 4. The Association sponsors 2 monetary awards for students in the Fire Technology & Administration program at Three Rivers Community College. The Connecticut State Firefighters Association selected NLCFCA to host their one hundred twenty-seventh annual convention and parade which was held in September 2010.
Our meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month,(except July) at various stations throughout the County, starting at 1900 hrs. Ideas are exchanged, important information is disseminated, and the latest in fire and rescue equipment is exhibited. Each month we strive to have a dynamic and relevant speaker discussing the hot topic of the day. Oh, I almost forgot, each meeting is a dinner meeting, provided by the host department.
If you are a line officer of any type in a New London County fire or EMS agency, you should be a member of the NLCFCA. You may download an application from the website. Submit your application to the Financial Secretary, with a $13.00 application fee (address listed on website).
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