TRUMBULL, Conn. — Truck-loving tots and their families will have a field day this Sunday, when many volunteer fire houses in Trumbull opens their doors for tours and demonstrations to celebrate Volunteer Firefighter Day.
More than 60 Connecticut fire departments will hold open houses at nearly 80 locations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Visitors can speak to firefighters about their work, see demonstrations, explore fire apparatus and turnout gear, go on firehouse tours, even fill out an application.
More than 80 percent of all fire personnel in Connecticut are volunteers and the majority of fire departments throughout the state are experiencing a volunteer shortage. Local fire departments need volunteers of all skill levels and abilities, people willing and able to respond to emergencies whenever called upon, as well as support personnel such as fire police, administrative assistants, and more.
Volunteer Firefighter Day is part of Everyday Hero CT, a program dedicated to increasing the number of volunteer firefighters throughout the state. A partnership of the Connecticut Fire Chiefs Association (CFCA) and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), the Everyday Hero CT campaign is a two-year Volunteer Workforce Solutions (VWS) initiative.
Here are the participating firehouses in Trumbull:
• Long Hill Volunteer Fire Company:
- Station 1, 6315 Main St.
- Station 2, 5400 Main St.
- Station 3, 4229 Madison Ave.
• Nichols Fire Department:
- Station 1, 100 Shelton Road
- Station 2, 582 Booth Hill Road
• Trumbull Volunteer Fire Company:
- Station 1, 860 White Plains Road
- Station 2, 100 Daniels Farm Road