Volunteer Fire Department

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Mission Statement:

The mission of the Hampden Fire Department is to protect the lives and property of the people of and visitors to Hampden from fires, natural and man-made disasters, and hazardous materials incidents; to prevent fires through prevention and education programs; and to provide a professional level of fire suppression and rescue services utilizing a volunteer workforce.

About the Department:
The Hampden Fire Department proudly protects 5,171 people in 19.6 square miles on a volunteer basis. All fire fighters work full time jobs and respond when they are available. The Fire Fighters work out of one station with 6 apparatus.

You can view our apparatus at the following link: http://www.massfiretrucks.com/MASS H.htm .

Hampden does not have a town-wide pressurized public water supply and therefore does not have water mains and fire hydrants. Fire water must be transported to the scene by tanker trucks which are refilled from “water holes” by pumper trucks. The Town installed a “dry hydrant” at Mill Pond in 2009. The dry hydrant allows water to be pumped from Mill Pond without cutting holes through ice in winter and minimizing impacts to the pond ecosystem and wetland resource area in summer by piping a connection close to the road; mitigating the need to drive trucks onto the pond embankment.

If your school or group would like to arrange a tour of the Fire House feel free to leave a message at 566-3314 and someone will get back to you.

INSPECTIONS:

Oil Burners, Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector inspections can be scheduled by calling 566-2151 ext. 102 or by leaving a message at 566-3314.


Overview

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Members
Mike Gorski, Chief