The mission of the New Haven Fire Department is to contribute within appropriate authority to the maintenance and improvement of the quality of life in the City of New Haven through fire suppression, fire prevention, emergency medical service, rescue, emergency communications, special services, emergency management, and the effective training for an administration of these activities. These activities are to be provided for all that live and work, visit or invest in our City.
The focus of the Mission Statement and strategic planning effort shall be used to provide as a minimum to its taxpayers and guests visiting the community. The potential covers a wide array of hazards and delivery parameters.
The New Haven Fire Department was organized as a paid Department on June 24, 1862. Since that time there have been only seventeen Fire Chiefs in command of the Department.
The New Haven Fire Department is proud to be an ISO class 1 Fire Department.
The mission of the Fire Department is to contribute within appropriate authority to the maintenance and improvement of the quality of life in the City of New Haven through the following activities:
Fire suppression and prevention
Emergency medical service
Emergency communications and emergency management
Training for and administration of these activities