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BANTAM FIRE COMPANY

PROUDLY SERVING THE COMMUNITIES OF BANTAM, LITCHFIELD, & BEYOND SINCE 1916

 

Volunteer Fire Fighting

The Bantam Fire Company provides volunteer Fire, Rescue and Emergency Medical services to the Borough of Bantam, Town of Litchfield, Town of Morris, and surrounding areas. We operate 2 Engines, 1 Engine Tanker, 1 Medium Rescue, 1 Mini Pumper, 2 BLS Ambulances, 1 Utility Truck, and 2 Boats. We respond to approximately 600 calls for service a year ~ 250 Fire and 350 EMS.

Rescue Services

The Bantam Fire Company provides many rescue capabilities. We strive to use the latest equipment and techniques in order to accomplish these tasks. In addition to Carbon Monoxide Emergencies and Motor Vehicle Accidents, we also cover Bantam Lake for various water and ice related incidents. 

EMS Services

Emergency Medical Incidents are a vast majority of the Bantam Fire Company’s mission. We provide two Basic Life Support ambulances and first responders to render medical care. We transport to area hospitals based upon our protocols. Campion Ambulance provides our Paramedic intercept service.

Community Safety

Community Outreach is important to the Bantam Fire Company. Fire Prevention, File for Life, Cellar Pump Outs, Roast Beef Dinners, and Christmas Tree Sales are just some of the ways we’re able to positively interact with the members of the community we serve. 


The Bantam Fire Company

The Bantam Fire Company provides volunteer fire safety, rescue, and emergency medical  services within town limits, as well as mutual aid for other fire departments across Litchfield, Morris, East Litchfield, Northfield, Cornwall, Goshen, Washington, and Warren.

Bantam Fire Company is one of four fire companies and one of two EMS agencies that proudly serve the citizens of our community. We are comprised of 33 Firefighters, 25 Emergency Medical Technichians, and 7 Emergency Medical Responders. Our members are also part of Task Force 83, the Goshen Dive and Region 5 Dive Team. 

     In addition to serving our community, we value our important role in community outreach. That is why we work to provide CPR, First Aid, and Stop the Bleed trainings to the public. We beleive it's not just your emergency - it's all of ours. The better prepared you are, the better off we all are as a community. If you or your business would like to attend a CPR-First Aid or Stop the Bleed class please click below to contact our EMS Director, Troy Curulla, EMS-I, AHA-I.


Line Officers

Chief - Ryan Litwin

Deputy Chief - Sam Wolff

Captain - John Cattey

Lieutenant - Jody Delisle

Lieutenant - James Brady

Lieutenant - Kyle Rosenbeck

Safety Officer - Craig Truax

Safety Officer - Jane Golding

EMS Director - Troy Curulla

Executive Officers

President - Dan McPhee

Treasurer - Jane Sparks

Secretary - Suzanne Litwin

Trustee - Ed Brown

Trustee - Dan Calhoun

Trustee - Ray Kramer

Ladies Auxilary

President - Pat Mossman

Vice President - Cindy McPhee

Secretary - Darcy Cattey

Treasurer - Paula Rosenbeck

Ryan Litwin

Bantam Fire Company Chief

"Welcome to our website. It is an honor and a privilege to be the Chief of the Bantam Fire Company. Our group of dedicated Officers, Members, Juniors, and Ladies Auxiliary are devoted to serving their community. We strive to continually improve our equipment and services. If you have any questions about us or would like more information on becoming a member, please do not hesitate to contact us."

8466

Citizens Protected

57

Square Miles of Coverage

61

2019 Calls for Service FIRE

91

2019 Calls for Service EMS

Answer the Call

Who will answer the Call? 70% of our nation's firefighters are volunteers and in Connecticut it's even higher. Bantam Fire Company is 100% volunteer and has been since 1916. We're a team from various walks of life, but all share a common bond of serving our community in ways few can. Your community is calling. Will you answer the call? 

  • Learn valuable skills that are useful in your regular job, including leadership skills, fund raising, public relations, and emergency skills.
  • Challenge yourself mentally and physically.
  • Experience the satisfaction of feeling that you have contributed something worthwhile to your community.

Be part of our team! Volunteer as a firefighter or EMT and make a difference in ways few can. #MakeMeAFirefighter 

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Our History

  •  In Febuary of 1916 - A group of 17 men received permission from the warden and Board of Burgesses of the Borough of Bantam to establish the Bantam Fire Department.  The first chief was Robert Currie who held the office for 9 years.
  • October 13, 1916 - Bantam Fire Dept. joined the Connecticut State Firemen's Association.  The first president was Wilbur Anderson. 
  • April 3, 1917 - The first firehouse was a converted storage shed owned by St. Paul's Episcopal Church.  It was repaired and painted by members of the fire department.  The total cost was $47.00, plus $3.50 for locks and keys for the doors.  The first articles of apparatus were a 30 ft. extension ladder, three buckets, and two fire axes.
  • June 28, 1918 - A decision was made to purchase hats to wear as a type of uniform for parades and other functions.
  • April 15, 1921 - Upon incorporating, Bantam Fire Department became Bantam Fire Company Inc.
  • July 1921 - The first Bantam Fire Company "Fair" was held with a profit of $1,100.00.
  • July 2, 1940 - Instruction in fire fighting at the State Fire Fighting School was made mandatory for all members of the company.
  • January 13, 1942 - First Aid instruction was given by members of the American Red Cross.
  • January 6, 1953 - Borough and town officials met with members of the fire company to discuss the possibility of obtaining the right of way through the property of the Bantam Fire Company for the proposed school to be built in the rear of the firehouse.
  • February 5, 1963 - It was voted to hold a parade with the Bantam Fire Company Carnival running July 31, 1963 to August 3, 1963.
  • May 4, 1966 - It was voted to dissolve the carnival and parade.  A raffle took its place.
  • August 19, 1975 - A special meeting was held to discuss and act upon a proposal to host a carnival and parade in the summer of 1976.  The motion was passed, and the first carnival committee was created: Chas. Alteri, Robert Baker, Dick Dauphinais, Doc Edwards, Ted Schafer, and Robert Usher.
  • October 5, 1976 - Treasurer, Chas. Alteri, reports a profit of $7,302.59 made from the carnival.  It exceeded the set goal of $5,000.00.  It was voted to hold an annual carnival and parade, rather than a bi-annual event that was discussed in the meeting of 1975.

Bantam Firehouse

 

 92 Doyle Road, Bantam CT 

 

Phone: 1-860-567-5198

 

Our Firehouse Ballroom is available for your meetings, parties or special events. Please contact us for more details.

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Summer is approaching and we'll let you know right here when our next event is planned! In the meantime - Thank You to all who have come out to support us!

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BANTAM

FIRE-RESCUE COMPANY

Proudly serving since 1916

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92 Doyle Road

Bantam, CT 06750

(860) 567-5198

bantamfireco@gmail.com

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