The Ledyard Fire Company is a combination (volunteer and career) Fire Department comprised of approximately 75 volunteer Firefighters, Fire Police, Cadets and Administrative members. In addition, the Town of Ledyard augments this firefighting force with 2 career firefighters, who work Monday through Friday, 7 am to 4 pm. We operate out of one station, and have a response area of about 40 square miles, serving a population of approximately 16,500 citizens.
Our current apparatus include: Two Engines, a Tanker, a Heavy Rescue, a Forestry/ EMS unit, an SUV for personnel transport to training, and that also serves as a Duty Officer vehicle and an All Terrain Vehicle. We are dispatched by the Ledyard Emergency Communications Center (LECC) or Station R on a low band frequency of 33.58 MHz, with a fire ground operating frequency of 460.5875 MHz.
Our members are trained to both State and National standards in the areas of Fire Suppression, Rescue Services, Emergency Medical Services, Hazardous Materials Response, and Disaster Response. The Fire Company responded to 850 incidents during the 2012-2013 fiscal year, with an average response of 8 firefighters per call.
The Fire Company holds its monthly business meeting on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00pm, in-house trainings are held on all other Thursdays at 7:00 pm. Special trainings are held throughout the year.
Each year the Fire Company participates in several public events, including the Ledyard Fair, Ledyard Children’s Day, and our annual Santa Run. During these and other such events, we strive to educate the public in proper fire safety and accident prevention. They also allow us to meet the citizens of Ledyard outside of an emergency setting.