New Haven Fire Department

                       Our Mission

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.

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Fireworks Safety **

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) takes aim at consumer fireworks. View the latest public service announcement, featuring Dan Doofus, urging people not to use consumer fireworks because they are too dangerous. Fireworks are responsible for thousands of fires and injuries each year. On Independence Day in a typical year, more U.S. fire are reported than on any other day. The Alliance to Stop Consumer Fireworks is coordinated by NFPA.

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
  • Rescue operations
  • Emergency communications and emergency management
  • Training for and administration of these activities

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New Haven Fire Department - Lottery results

June 24, 2021 

JUNE 24th, 2021

The New Haven Board of Fire Commissioners conducted a lottery-style process to rank potential applicants.

This list has been certified for those seeking an entry-level firefighting position within the New Haven Fire Department.

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City of New Haven to “Roll-In” New Fire Engine

January 12, 2021 

January 12, 2021


NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Tomorrow morning, Mayor Justin Elicker, New Haven Fire Chief John Alston, members of the Board of Alders, and New Haven Fire Fighters will welcome a new fire engine to the New Haven Fire Department. The group will meet at the Westville Fire Station at 105 Fountain Street, where the new fire engine, Engine 15, will be “rolled-in.”

Engine 15 Roll-In with NHFD

Mayor Elicker, Chief John Alston, NHFD, Members of the Board of Alders

Westville Fire House

105 Fountain Street, corner of Fountain and Harrison St.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

10:00 AM

Media coverage is encouraged; please wear a facemask and maintain a safe social distance.

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Mayor Elicker, Rep. DeLauro to Announce $1M Awarded to New Haven Firefighters

September 9, 2020 

September 8, 2020


NEW HAVEN, Conn. – On Wednesday, September 9, New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, Fire Chief John Alson, and City Officials will announce the City has been awarded $920,400 for the Assistance to Firefighters Grants, the largest recipient in the state. AFG is administered through FEMA, and these funds will be used to acquire new breathing apparatuses for the New Haven Fire Department.

AFG Announcement and Live Burn Demonstration

Mayor Elicker, Rep. DeLauro, Chief Alston, Rick Fontana, Alder Antunes, City Officials

Will Conduct a Live Exercise at the Fire Training Academy

New Haven Fire Training Academy

230 Ella T. Grasso Boulevard

New Haven, CT 06519

Wednesday, September 9

1:00 PM

Speakers will include- New Haven Mayor Elicker, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, New Haven Fire Chief John Alston, and Emergency Operations Director Rick Fontana. Following the speakers, New Haven Firefighters will conduct a live burn on-site to demonstrate the proper use of the self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

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NHFD - Fireworks Safety Tips

June 24, 2020 

Fireworks are often used to mark special events and holidays. The only safe way to view fireworks is to attend a professional show.

With many professional firework shows being canceled this year, it is important to know that fireworks are not safe in the hands of consumers. Fireworks cause thousands of injuries each year.

Please continue to read the attached PDF.

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Fire Marshal’s office is inspecting food trucks

May 15, 2020 

At this time the Fire Marshal’s office is inspecting food trucks Monday through Friday from 07:00am until 09:00am.

Once at Fire Headquarters, please have the owner call the main #2039466232 to contact an inspector to meet them in the parking lot.

Once in the parking lot, the inspector will inspect the food truck alone to maintain social distance.

The inspector will photograph a valid photo ID and the signed certificate, which will then be emailed and uploaded into a network drive.

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Contact Us

Fire Chief 
John Alston Jr.

952 Grand Avenue
New Haven, CT. 06511

(203) 946-6300

Fire Marshals Office
(203) 946-6232

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