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The Saturday Morning Coffee Club along with the NFD would like to wish Firefighter Teresa Deceasare well on her next adventure! Teresa has spent her

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1 month 1 day ago

We all know that it's been cold for a few days and there is now ice on our lakes and ponds. However even with the

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1 month 3 days ago

This morning Nichols Engine 301 and Truck 304 responded as second due engine and truck to a working structure fire on Wilson Ave. See more

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1 month 1 week ago

Car Fire - 1/12/24 This morning at 09:15, the Nichols Fire Department with the assistance of Trumbull Volunteer Fire Company, No. 1, Inc. were dispatched

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1 month 2 weeks ago

The month of December was very busy for the members of the NFD. On top of responding to emergencies and calls for service, members participated

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2 months 4 days ago

Thank you to everyone who came out to this years Popcorn Ball Toss and Toy Drive! This year we collected well over 100 toys and

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2 months 5 days ago

Our Popcorn Ball Toss with Santa steps off at 10:00! Remember that each route has a stop where we will stop for 10 minutes to

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2 months 6 days ago

We hope everyone is ready for our annual Popcorn Ball Toss with Santa and Toy Drive tomorrow! The weather is looking great and our crews

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2 months 2 weeks ago

Tis the season for this years annual Popcorn Ball Toss with Santa! This years toss will be on Saturday December 16th from 10:00-12:00, rain or

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3 months 1 week ago

Nichols Residents! Its that time of the year again where The Nichols Fire Department will host our Annual Neighbors Night for its 84th year! Nichols

Spirits were bright and merry at the NIA on Sunday night for the annual tree lighting. Santa was brought to the event complements of the NFD. It’s officially the holiday season now!

Pics courtesy of Kyle Norton Photography


Nichols Fire Department welcomes young and old at their Annual Open House on October 8, 2023



On a warm hazy morning on September 11th, 2023, members of the Nichols Fire Department take the time to remember those who have fallen on that day 22 years ago. The commemoration began with the rolling out of the trucks at 9:45, the lowering of the station flag at half-mast at 10:06, a one-minute siren and three sets of five bells at 9:59 to remember the collapse of the South Tower and a one-minute siren and three sets of five bells to remember the collapse of the North Tower. The commemoration concluded with the station flag being raised and the presentation of the wreath near the flagpole. A salute to the wreath and a one-minute stay at attention concluded the memorial.




The Parade Squad,  led by LT Detuzzi brought home the “best appearing apparatus ” trophy at the Bridgewater Parade held August 18, 2023. MANY members spent hours scrubbing, polishing and waxing even during the actual parade just prior to the “judging station”. This exercise encourages members to participate in “extra’ activities that spawns comradery and pride inthe Nichols Fire Department. Congrats to all! 

From Left to right: Commissioner Patrick Freyer, Mike Duva, Lucas Taormina, Theresa DeCesare, Lt. Scott Detuzzi


The CT Fire Academy in collaboration with the UCONN Fire Department and Residential Life has developed a Lithium-ion battery PSA. This PSA focuses on the pressing national concern surrounding Lithium-ion batteries. In 2021, New York City alone witnessed the alarming response to 104 fires ignited by these batteries, causing 79 injuries and tragically claiming the lives of four individuals.  Together, we can raise awareness and promote safer practices regarding Lithium-ion batteries. Stay informed, stay safe!



On Thursday April 27, 2023, two of our NFD Probationary firefighters graduated from the 2023 Spring Firefighter 1 Class and became certified firefighters. We take this opportunity to congratulate Firefighter Theresa DeCesare and Firefighter Brian Carrafiello (both shown in the center of the picture). Additionally, Brian received the “Instructors Choice Award” (right) out of the Class of ’23 candidates.

We are all NFD proud!




Even though it doesn’t say so in our title, the Nichols Fire Department is a volunteer organization, and it needs your support. Please take the time to view our recruitment video and see for yourself. Why not be part of a proud team, learn new skills and be an asset to your community, as well! 

C’mon, now is the time!