It was close, but thanks to the generosity of our fans and their donations collected the night of the Fireworks, the Hamden Volunteer Firefighters Fireworks Committee was able to finally make its budget.
The 2014 HVFF Fireworks Committee wishes to express its sincere thanks to everyone who contributed to the success of the 2014 Fireworks: The U.S. Navy Band Northeast, The Hamden Volunteer Firefighters, The Hamden Arts Commission, Hamden BNI, Hamden CERT and the many other volunteers who assisted throughout.
We especially want to thank the many generous corporate, organizational and individual donors who made it all possible! THANK YOU!
- The Hamden Volunteer Firefighters' Fireworks Committee
Over 1,000 feet of safety fence installed along Dixwell and in Town Center Park at Meadowbrook
Lettering the banner on the bandstand
Wasting no time, some folks set up the morning of the Fireworks
The Hamden Fire Department, led by Fire Chief David Berardesca, is a "combination" career-volunteer department. Twenty-three career officers and firefighters on each of four platoons man a total of 4 engine companies, 2 rescue units, 1 squad unit, and 1 tower ladder truck. In 1976, Hamden became one of the first communities in southern Connecticut to have paramedics. Last year, the department answered more than 10,000 fire and EMS calls.
Hamden also has three volunteer fire companies: Mt. Carmel Co. 5 (Est. 1911), Mix District Co. 7 (Est. 1924), and Dunbar Hill Co. 8 (Est. 1926), each of which operates under the direction of the career department. Each volunteer fire company is led by a captain, who oversees his company's volunteer firefighters, all of whom are certified by the State of Connecticut to a minimum level of Fire Fighter I.
Volunteer firefighting in Hamden is a tradition that goes back to 1896. Hamden's volunteers are a very dedicated group of men and women, who devote a great deal of their own time and energy to serving their town. Since 1993, Hamden's volunteer fire companies have organized the annual Fourth of July Fireworks display. Hamden's fireworks display is considered by many to be the best in the region.
Click on the volunteer company photo below to visit their website/webpage.
Mt. Carmel Co. 5 (CLICK)
Mix District Co. 7 (CLICK)
Dunbar Hill Co. 8 (CLICK)
CLICK the photo to view more images from the HVFF's 2011 fireworks display
Official website for the Hamden Volunteer Firefighters' Fourth of July Fireworks