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10/27/2017 - Large Tree Falls on a House

At approximately 6:18 AM on Thursday August 10, 2017 the fire department received a report of a large tree that had fallen on a home with the occupant inside who had been injured. Upon arrival, emergency response personnel fond a very large tree on the home which caused significant structural damage. Emergency personnel removed the victim from the home, treated her for her injuries, and turned her over to AMR for transport to a local hospital. Assistant Chief Schuyler Sherwood stated “that while there were injuries and significant damage to the home, this situation could have been much worse.”This incident was one of three serious incidents that that fire department responded to over the past twenty four hours.

On Wednesday at approximately 2 PM the fire department responded to a report of a construction worker who had fallen approximately 20 feet from a ladder at 60 Osborne Lane. Upon arrival, the worker was found on the ground with serious injuries. The worker was treated by emergency personnel and transported to the hospital by AMR. The Department of Labor was advised of this accident.

Later the same evening fire personnel were dispatched to a report of a Volunteer Firefighter from Ansonia having a medical emergency while training at the Regional Fire Training Center. Fire personnel, AMR and Police treated a patient that had a life threatening condition. The patient was transported to the hospital with the assistance of fire personnel.

Assistant Chief Sherwood stated “the Fairfield Fire Department continually trains in order to be prepared for all types of life threatening emergencies.” Over the past week, the fire department personnel have been training with the Coast Guard on Long Island Sound to be better prepared for water rescue emergencies. This training focused on how to conduct coordinated search patterns to rapidly rescue persons on the water that have been involved in an water emergency. It is this advance planning and constant training that keeps fire department personnel ready to respond in any situation. It is extremely important that boaters, kayakers, and user of other types of water craft take proper precautions such using life jackets and communicating travel plans with someone on shore before they go out on the water.


The Fire Department Administrative Office and Fire Marshal's Office will be open to the public by appointments only and we will continue all the safety protocols we have put in place.

To Schedule an Appointment with the Fire Marshal’s Office, please call (203) 254-4720

To Schedule an Appointment with the Fire Chief or Deputy Fire Chief, please call (203) 254-4713.