Nichols Fire Department
Serving and Protecting Nichols with Pride Since 1917
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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!
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NICHOLS FIRE DEPARTMENT NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
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!