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Newtown, Connecticut

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Board of Fire Commissioners
NAME
REPRESENTING
PHONE
ADDRESS
CRAGIN, KEVIN
Civilian
203-426-7091
22 Georges Hill Road
BURTON, MICHAEL
Sandy Hook
203-426-5977
107 Glen Road, SH
NEZVESKY, JAY
Botsford
203-426-1886
193 Brushy Hill Road
GOOSMAN, ELISA S
Civilian
203-426-4192
15 Meadowbrook Road
JOSSICK, DAVID
Hawleyville
203-270-1096
2 Fox Run Lane
MANNA, ROBERT **
Newtown Hook & Ladder
203-426-1540
100 Glen Road SH
DESCHENEAUX, ERNIE
Dodgingtown
203-942-0977
85 Poverty Hollow Road
The Board of Fire Commissioners is comprised of seven (7) members. Each of the five (5) volunteer fire companies elects one (1) person to serve on the board, these five Commissioners elects two (2) civilian members to complete the Board.

The Board oversees the purchase and maintenance of all town-owned firefighting apparatus and major capital equipment.  They also oversee the maintenance of the one (1) Town owned firehouse, housing Newtown Hook & Ladder Fire Co. As well as the general operating procedures of the combined fire companies.  In addition, the Board is responsible for the operations of the Fire Marshals who inspect new and existing buildings and investigate and report on all fire and rescue calls.  Currently, Newtown has one full time Fire Marshal, one full time Administrative Assistant and Five Deputy Fire Marshals.

There are no paid firefighters in the Town of Newtown at this time, and five firehouses and one sub-station are manned by over 167 trained volunteers.  Currently, there are (28) pieces of fire/rescue apparatus in Newtown with (15) pieces owned by the Town and the remaining apparatus purchased with monies from fund raising activities and private donations to the fire companies.

Newtown currently has five (5) main fire stations and one sub-station located in all five fire districts.  Except for the Newtown Hook & Ladder building, these five stations are owned and maintained by the individual fire departments.

Any resident who would be interested to learn more about the volunteer fire departments, or would want to consider joining, should contact the fire chief of the district they live in.