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"Preventing and minimizing the loss of life and property in the Capitol City of Connecticut"


Mission Statement

The Hartford Fire Department is a highly trained, culturally diverse, ISO Class 1 agency dedicated to preventing and minimizing the loss of life and property, for the protection of the residents, business community, visitors of the City of Hartford, and its regions.

We accomplish this through professional, high-quality, efficient response in the areas of fire, EMS, technical rescue, hazardous materials, fire prevention, and public education.


Core Values

Hartford’s Bravest “serve to save” our community through our commitment to duty and the pursuance of excellence, while upholding the highest professional standards.


Vision Statement

Hartford Fire Department’s 2023 Vision is to be widely known as an internationally accredited fire service agency that ‘serves to save,’ while meeting our mission for our community.

Having realized the highest professional standards we value, we will further meet our mission through enhanced training programs that will increase our readiness now and in the future. We will also bolster our investment in our greatest asset, our members, focusing on their health and wellness that will produce a long-term return for the people of Hartford.

For us to live our commitment to duty, we will show we are good stewards of what is entrusted to us with greater physical resource management. Along with a more defined and improved EMS program, improved ways to communicate between ourselves and our public, we will ensure we are always prepared to serve the people who live, work, and play in our “Capital City.”

Dedicated to the pursuance of excellence in all that we do, we will always personify our traditions and our futurity by holding each other accountable for fulfilling our mission, living our values, accomplishing our goals, and making this vision a reality.


Facts and Statistics

The Hartford Fire Department (HFD) provides Fire and Emergency services to the City of Hartford, Connecticut, with a population of approximately 124,000 within 18.4 square miles.

These services are provided by 361 career personnel who staff 17 Fire Companies which are distributed throughout the City in 12 stations. The HFD is an ISO rated agency, consistently working to achieve the highest level of professionalism and efficiency on behalf of those it serves.


First Line Apparatus Summary

11 Engines
5 Ladders
1 Heavy Rescue
1 Marine Unit
1 Rehabilitation Unit
1 Technical Rescue Unit
1 Fire Investigation Unit
1 Regional Hazmat Trailer
1 Regional Decontamination Unit
1 Regional Foam Unit

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Fire Contact

Hartford Fire Department
253 High Street
Hartford, CT 06103
860-757-4500 main
860-722-8205 fax

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