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HVFCo May 2017 Report

By Olivia Drake.

Haddam Volunteer Fire Company responded to 40 calls for emergency services in May 2017. Of those:

  • 5 fire
  • 5 motor vehicle accidents
  • 26 medical
  • 4 marine/other

At 9:45 p.m. on May 3, 2017, HVFC assisted Essex Fire Department with a search on the Connecticut River. Firefighters aboard Marine 13 searched the river and the Hamburg Cove area after a reported flare sighting. After an extensive search of the river and shoreline, boaters in distress were never encountered.

HVFC was dispatched to a single motor vehicle accident on Burr Road at 5:15 a.m. on May 6, 2017. A delivery driver admittedly fell asleep at the wheel and crashed his vehicle, head-on, into a utility pole. The driver self-extricated and was evaluated on scene by Haddam Volunteer Ambulance personnel. He declined additional medical treatment.

At 12:40 p.m. on May 21, 2017, crews responded to a car vs. motorcycle accident at the intersection of Route 154 and the Route 82 connector. The driver of the motorcycle was transported to Middlesex Hospital’s Shoreline Medical Center in Westbrook with minor injuries.

At 2 a.m. on May 30, 2017, HVFC and Chester Hose Company were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident involving a rollover on Route 9N between exits 7 and 8. The operator of the vehicle reported that she swerved to miss a deer, lost control of her vehicle, struck a guardrail and flipped. The operator self extricated and was evaluated on scene. She was later transported to Middlesex Hospital via Haddam Volunteer Ambulance Service, Inc. with minor injuries.

HVFC responded to a motor vehicle accident on Little City Road at 10:40 p.m. on May 31, 2017. The driver of the vehicle was transported to Middlesex Hospital via Haddam Volunteer Ambulance Service. The incident is under investigation by the Connecticut State Police.

In addition, the company hosted its 40th annual Old Timer’s Night May 20 at Station 1. The multi-generational tradition – featuring camaraderie and lots of reminiscing – traces back to 1977. Newer and Junior members pay tribute to former members for their contributions to the Fire Company. Members of the Fire Company cooked and served the Old Timers dinner. The event concluded with a raffle, card games and bonfire.

Members of Haddam Volunteer Fire Company, the HVFCo. Junior Division and HVFCo. Auxiliary marched in the Memorial Day Parade May 29 in Higganum. Nine HVFCo. members are active or veteran military servicemen.

Drills this month included rapid intervention training (RIT) and safety and survival skills.

HVFC is seeking volunteers to join our ranks as firefighter and fire police. For more information visit