New Fairfield in Fairfield County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
New Fairﬁeld Fire Department Memorial
Volunteer Fire Department
Dedicated To All Members
Past and Present
The New Fairfield Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. was formed in 1934 consisting of seven districts – Center, New Fairfield bay, Squantz Pond, Balls pond, Pine Hill, Haviland Hollow and Wood Creek each district was given an allotment of pails, ladders, hooks, rope and salt.
In 1935 land next to the town cemetery was given to the company to build the first firehouse which became known as Company A. In 1947 arrangements were made to organize another company in the Kellogg Street area, which is now known as Candlewood Shores and was given to Brookfield in the 1970’s. Additional firehouses were built in 1959 in the Ball Pond and Squantz areas.
In 1947 air raid sirens were installed in different locations throughout New Fairfield for use as fire signals. In the 1950’s the siren on top of Company A burnt out and could not be repaired. A new siren was purchased from the War Surplus Department and remained in service until the 1990’s when a new modern siren
This plaque is dedicated to all those who answered the call of the siren.
Donations for this plaque were made in memory of Herta Schretzenmayer
Location. 41° 27.89′ N, 73° 29.666′ W. Marker is in New Fairfield, Connecticut, in Fairfield County. Marker is on Ball Pond Road (Connecticut Route 39) 0.1 miles north of Gilloti Road, on the left when traveling north. Located in front of the New Fairfield Fire Department. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Fairfield CT 06812, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Fairfield Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); New Fairfield (approx. 0.4 miles away); Col. H. Ludington (approx. 2.8 miles away in New York); DeForest Corners (approx. 3.2 miles away in New York); Chancellor Kent (approx. 4.8 miles away in New York); David Wooster Monument (approx. 4.8 miles away); Black Soldiers Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away); Monument to Soldiers in Unknown Graves (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Fairfield.
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