History

Fire Department History
by Chief Richard Tortorelli (ret.)

The first efforts by the citizens of Milford to protect their property from fire by modern methods was in 1840. Jacob Fuller, Reuben Hutchinson, Jacob Gutterson, John Hutchinson, Daniel Burns, Freeman Hutchinson, Moses Foster and Charles A. Burns were appointed to a committee by the town to purchase an apparatus and equipment.

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Training

The members of the Milford Fire Department train on the first Tuesday and Wednesday of each month for company training. They also meet on the 3rd Monday and 4th Tuesday of the month for Rescue Training. They are required to attend 9 company drills and 9 rescue drills a year. Company drills are designed to keep their fire fighting skills sharp, they consist of hose line evolutions, ladder evolutions, Search and Rescue evolutions and R.I.T. (Rapid Intervention Team).

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Apparatus & Personnel

The Milford Fire Department is a combination department with three full-time and forty-eight call personnel, protecting a community of approximately fifteen thousand residents over twenty five square miles.

We operate four engines and one ladder company. Each company is supervised by a Captain and Lieutenant. The department also operates a heavy rescue which is staffed by all personnel who are trained in technical rescue, auto extraction, hazardous materials and water rescue.

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Welcome to the Milford Fire Department

On behalf of the men and women of the Milford Fire Department, I would like to thank you for taking the time to visit our website. The fire service is traditionally referred to as a family, so from our family to yours, welcome.

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