North Branford Fire Department


"Ready to respond to your call"

A car with a flashing blue light is a firefighter or EMS technician responding to an emergency. Please pull to the side of the road quickly and safely and allow the vehicle to pass. Remember, we could be responding to someone you love. 
Thanks for your cooperation.

Departmental Officers:

William H. Seward III, Fire Chief
Anthony P. Esposito Jr., Deputy Chief
Robert W. Colangelo, Deputy Chief of Training
Mark D. Amatrudo, Assistant Chief of Training
Bert M. Bunnell Jr., Fire Marshal
John J. O'Brien, Deputy Fire Marshal

For information regarding the NBFD, please e-mail the Fire Chief at
or call 203 484-2703 and leave a message

We operate on 151.190MHz


     On this page you will find information and links to:


ISO Update for 2014

NBFD Informational Flyer 2013-14 Budget

Click here for Generator Safety Information

Fire Safety Message to Residents

Disaster Preparedness Recommendations

State's Fire Rescue Disaster Response Plan

DEP Forest Fire Danger Level

Carbon Monoxide Information

American Red Cross - South Central CT Chapter

Notice of Privacy Practices for HIPAA

Our 4 Stations/Companies

Company #1
Apparatus: Engine 1, Engine/Tanker 11, Rescue 1, Rescue 11, Tower 1, Brush 1, Special Hazards Unit, Boat 1

1531 Foxon Road, North Branford, CT 06471
Mailing Address P.O. Box 537 North Branford, CT 06471
203 488-8432

Company #2
Apparatus: Engine 2, Engine/Tanker 22, Rescue 2, Rescue 22, Brush 2

1370 Middletown Avenue, Northford, CT 06472
Mailing Address P.O. Box 26 Northford, CT 06472
203 484-0466

Company #3
Apparatus: Engine 3, Rescue 3, Brush 3

1958 Middletown Avenue, Northford, CT 06472
Mailing Address P.O. Box 482 Northford, CT 06472
203 484-0929

Company #4
Apparatus: Ambulance 4, Ambulance 44

1351 Middletown Avenue, Northford, CT 06472
Mailing Address P.O. Box 322 Northford, CT 06472
203 484-7706

Blood Drives

Please remember to test your smoke detectors!
Click Here For PowerPoint Presentation on Smoke Detectors 
(You will need to use the "page down" key to advance the screens)

Is Your House Properly Numbered?  Please consider placing 3" reflective numbers on your mailbox.  Every second in the time of an emergency is crucial.  We don't want to waste those precious moments trying to locate your residence!

NBFD Participates in the 2012 State Firemen's Convention Parade in North Haven 9/16/12

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Current members of the Board of Fire Commissioners are:

Joseph Civitello (chairperson), Angelo Tosi (vice-chairperson), Anthony DellaCamera, Dan Munro and Ed Prunier. Board clerk is Diane B. Whalen.

Torino Donates Towards New Vent Saw
When local resident and business owner Anthony Torino heard that the vent saw used by North Branford Fire Department Company 3 (Northford Acres) was beyond repair and needed to be replaced, he proceeded to donate $350 towards the purchase price of the replacement saw.  This saw is used to cut holes in the roofs of buildings on fire to allow the heat and smoke to ventilate out and make for a safer working condition for the firefighters extinguishing the fire.
Mr. Torino commented, "I don't forget.  When I needed these guys, they responded and helped me out...this was the least I could do."
Shown in the picture are (L-R) Fire Chief William H. Seward III, Company #3 1st Lt. Joseph Manzi, and Anthony Torino.

North Branford launches Paramedic service

Fire Commission Chairman Joseph Civitello cuts the ribbon to kick-off the North Branford Fire Department's upgrade to Paramedic level service on Saturday March 26, 2011 as members of the fire department (to the left) and members of the Town Council (to the right) look on.  Congratulations to Chief William Seward and the entire NBFD on this momentous day!

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro Announces $500,000 Grant to Provide for Simulcast Dispatch System

Pictured are (L-R) Chief William H. Seward III, Company 4 Captain Laura L. Burich, Company 2 Captain Kenneth W. Neubig, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Deputy Chief of Training Robert W. Colangelo, Deputy Chief Anthony P. Esposito Jr. and Deputy Fire Marshal John J. O'Brien

On March 23, 2009, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro visited the North Branford Police Department to announce the receipt of a $500,000 grant from the federal government to allow for the construction of a simulcast dispatch system.  This is necessitated by the topography of the town and the fact that many "dead" spots exist under our current single-transmitter system.  The new system will accommodate Police, Fire and Public Works radio communications.

We Are Very Proud of Our Members' Accomplishments

- 2010 Emergency Medical Responder Class -

Ten members of the North Branford Fire Department recently completed Emergency Medical Responder training.  They were recognized at the January 6, 2010 Board of Fire Commissioners Meeting.  Pictured above with Fire Chief William Seward are (standing L-R) Charles Miller Jr., Alexander Shamp, Kyle Conklin, Keith Derbacher and Chief Seward.  Kneeling (L-R) Jared Neubig, Anthony Troiano, Shane Duhamel and Nick Vorio.  Missing from the photo are Jason Lyman and Dieter Scheller.


Knights of Columbus Present Stuffed Animals to NBFD


At the January 6, 2011 Board of Fire Commissioners Meeting, members of the Totoket Council #6801 of the Knights of Columbus presented stuffed animals that they collected through their project SAFE which stands for Stuffed Animals For Emergencies.  These animals will be distributed to young children who are involved in automobile accidents or other situations where the stuffed animal can act as a device to distract and comfort them.  Pictured above are (L-R) Fire Chief William Seward, Knights Kyle Habiniak, Geoff DeMatteo and Richard Wethly and Ambulance Company Captain Laura Burich.


The North Branford Fire Department has completed sixty-seven years of dedicated service to the Town of North Branford, a department comprised of all-volunteer personnel.  During fiscal year 2009-2010 the North Branford Fire Department continued its focus on emergency medical services, life safety, fire suppression and personal safety. The four companies responded to over 1,700 calls during the 2009-2010 fiscal year.   The North Branford Fire Department is constantly training its members in order to keep up with new changes in building construction, HazMat, fire suppression and medical training.  This requires many hours of our volunteers' personal time in order to maintain their skills.  During fiscal year 2003-04, staffing of the primary ambulance was outsourced to Vintech Management Services.  Volunteers still pull roughly 20% of the shifts and are compensated on a pay-per-call program which the Board of Fire Commissioners approved in the fall of 2003.

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