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Special Services Unit (SSU)

  The Special Services Unit facilitates many programs

  • Public Fire and Life Safety Education- Provided to daycares, schools, senior centers, businesses, community and faith based organizations.


  • Community Relations/ Liaison Officers- Acts as intermediary between the Fire Department and the Community.


  • Fire Relocation- Assists victims of fire and other natural disasters in relocation and refers to appropriate agencies.


  • Fire Cadet Program- A paid part time position for young men and women between the ages of 16-24 years of age prepare for a career in the fire service with the Hartford Fire Department.


  • Fire Explorer Program- A volunteer program for young men and women between the ages of 14-21 years of age who want to learn about the fire service.


  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) – Training citizens in basic disaster response skills and emergency preparedness incidents within the community.


  • Smoke Alarm Program- Provides smoke alarms to one, two and owner - occupied three family dwellings in the City of Hartford.


  • Youth Fire Setter Intervention Program- Identifies youth with fire setting tendencies and offers specialized fire safety programs and/or refers to other agencies.


  • Fire Fighter Recruitment- Attends schools and career fairs to interest future Fire Fighters, Fire Explorers and Fire Cadets.


  • Child Passenger Safety Technician Program- Installs child passenger safety seats and educates the community on their proper use.


  • Emergency Preparedness Program- Educates on emergency/disaster preparation skills.



    Please call 860-757-4520 for additional information on any program listed. 



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

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HARTFORD CITY HALL ADDRESS: 550 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103 PHONE: (860)757-9311 HOURS: 8AM - 5PM