The Hamden Volunteer Firefighters Fireworks Committee will honor the 90th Anniversary of the July 1925 creation of the Hamden Fire Department with a very special 18-month commemorative calendar.
18 months! - July 2015 to December 2016
Scores of historic department photos
Many photos of vintage Hamden fire apparatus
Histories of Hamden's volunteer & career fire companies
Notable Hamden fires of the past
Certain to be a desired collectible!
BUY A CALENDAR PAGE AD TODAY - BE REMEMBERED FOR DECADES
We invite businesses, organizations and individuals to help support the 2015 fireworks by purchasing advertising space on this calendar. It promises to be a cherished keepsake and collectible that will continue to delight and inform readers long after 2016 is a memory.
Your ad will guarantee that your business or organization will be seen for generations to come.
To purchase your ad, contact the Fireworks Committee Ad Sales Committee
Below is the page for January 2016 with example ads.
Picture your real ad there!
(These ads are only examples.)
January 2016 will feature some memorable historic Hamden fires.
Picture YOUR ad on that page, or any of the other 17 pages.
Check out the HFD subjects of all 18 months below.
Act early and pick the right month for your ad.
We can now accept your tax-deductible credit card donation through PayPal!
Donations make it happen!
"Thank You" Hamden Rotary Club!
Volunteers needed, and always welcome!
Committee Volunteers will be at
Hamden's Stop & Shop
Saturdays and Sundays
May 30 - May 31
June 6 - 7
June 13 - 14
June 20 - 21
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, when the Highwood Hose Co. No. 1 was organized. Seven more companies were organized during the next 30 years. The Hamden Fire Department was created under the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut in July 1925, when all the Hamden volunteer fire companies came under the authority of the Fire Chief and the Board of Fire Commissioners.
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. Hamden's volunteer fire companies have organized the annual Fourth of July Fireworks display since 1993. 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)
Official website for the Hamden Volunteer Firefighters' Fourth of July Fireworks