The Mohegan Fire Company occupies a central location in Montville. It has two engines, a heavy rescue truck, a brush…More truck, two service vehicles, a boat and an ambulance. There are about 60 volunteers in the department; nine are women. As with the other fire stations in Montville, there is always a full-time paid firefighter on duty.
On the rock ledge at the side of the parking lot, Sparky watches over Fire Station No. 1.
Inside, it's Chief…More Ron Turner who does the watching.
A transplant from Waterford, Turner has been in Montville for 17 years. He says there are 25 active volunteer members; three are women. All are certified by the state. There are 12 EMTs and three emergency responders.
The station has 10 trucks, two ambulances and a couple boats. Montville's oldest truck, "The Old Lady," built in 1931, has been restored - entirely with money the fire department raised itself.
Chesterfield Fire Co., Inc. 1606 Hartford New London Tpke, Oakdale, CT06370 Established in 1947, the Chesterfield Fire Co. was Montville's third fire company. With support from the community,…More the volunteers, auxiliary and a series of dedicated fire chiefs, the department has come a long way. It now has two engines, a rescue truck, a brush truck, a service truck, an ambulance and a vehicle for the chief. The fire company holds a bingo game every Saturday.
The Fire Marshal's office is responsible for investigating all fires in Montville, determining how and where each…More fire started, and giving the OK when—or if—residents may return to their homes after firefighters have been called. The fire marshal also supervises the town's paid firefighters and fire dispatchers.
The department, which includes Fire Marshal Raymond Occhialini and Fire Inspector Ed Shafer, inspects "every occupancy with the exception of one- and two-family dwelling units," according to the website. The fire marshal also inspects new buildings to make sure they conform to fire codes, inspects vehicles that carry hazardous materials, issues blasting permits and fireworks permits, and more.
In addition, Occhialini and Shafer are responsible for educating the public on fire safety.