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  • The Westbrook Fire Department has specially trained members with marine rescue certifications. When activated, we will respond on the water and set up a location on land, working together with area towns, State of CT agencies, Sea Tow and the US Coast Guard if necessary. Help us by ensuring your water activities are done in a safe manner.

  • BEFORE going out on the water, we recommend you review CT Boating Safety

    Important information from The United States Coast Guard

    These websites will provide you with important safety information on related topics and state regulations.

    If you dial 911 for a water emergency and you are on the land, please provide the dispatcher with:
    - What you observed, number of people involved, colors of any boat, etc
    - Your Name and Call Back Telephone Number
    - Your Location – where we can speak directly with you. Do not leave the area where you observed the emergency.

    Weather Conditions…..Please include reviewing the long term weather forecasts as part of your planning to go/not go on the water as well as updated awareness if conditions become adverse.

    Finally….let a family member or friend know of your plans, prior to going on the water. Provide them with complete information of your trip, times and other related information.

  • Open Burning Rules

  • Residents requesting to burn outside brush must have a valid and signed permit from the Westbrook Open Burning Official.

    Open Burn Official: John Palermo
    Office: (860) 399-3040 / Westbrook Town Hall

  • For more information on rules and regulations on open burning go to Open Burning in CT

  • Residential Fire – Next Steps

  • For those that have been effected by a fire in their home download the U.S. Fire Administration (FEMA) publication After the Fire! Returning to Normal

    • WFD Recruitment

      Become A Volunteer Firefighter!
      No Experience Necessary!

      For more information Call (860) 399-9492 or email to find out how to do something fun and exciting to help your community.

    • Click here
      to check out our brochure

    • There’s a job for everyone.
      • Interior Firefighter
      • Exterior Firefighter
      • Medical Responder
      • Marine Rescue
      • Driver/Operator
      • On-Scene Accountability
      • Safety Officer
      • Junior Firefighter
      • Auxiliary

    • Smoke Detectors Save Lives

    • Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries.

    • Smoke alarms save lives. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half. Almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

      Credit: National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA)

    • In addition, please consider also using a carbon monoxide alarm in your home. Follow all instructions from the manufacturer for installation and maintenance on all alarms.

    • For more information Go to the NFPA’s website

      If you have these alarms in your home today, please ensure they are working properly.

      If needed, test them today!