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Durham Volunteer Fire Company

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Meeting Schedule

2016 Meeting schedule

Address:                                 12 Main Street
Durham, CT 06422
Non-Emergency Phone:  860-349-9112
Reflective Sign Order Form:  Reflective address order form
Authority:

Town Charter, Section 6-9.1, Section 7-314 to 7-322 and additional appropriate statutes of the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut.

Powers and
Duties
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The Durham Volunteer Fire Company shall be the custodian of all fire department equipment and shall be responsible for its maintenance. It will be responsible for the prevention, control and extinguishments of fires and shall perform all functions usually associated with the Town Fire Department.

Printed Regulations :

Town Charter, Section 6-9.1, Section 7-314 to 7-322 and additional appropriate statutes of the General Statutes of the State of Connecticut.
Ordinance to provide property tax relief for Emergency Services Volunteers

Fire Company History

At a town meeting in 1926, Francis E. Korn suggested the possibility of obtaining a fire apperatus for the town be looked into. This was the first record of any action regarding the company. Moderator Charles Reimers appointed a committee consisting of Frank Arrigoni, Francis E. Korn, and Dan Parmelee. On October 18, 1926, the committee reported to a town meeting that the cost of a truck was $4,000. Those present voted to have the committee make a comprehensive report at the next town meeting, in March 1927. This report, presented by Frank Arrigoni, included the views of Chief Pitt and Chief J.C. Vincent of Middletown. The report was tabled, and there is no further record of further action by this committee. Three and a half years later, at the town meeting of October 10, 1930, Chairman Alvin F. Rich appointed a committee to investigate fire protection in town and report to the selectmen. This committee consisted of Dionigi Arrigoni, Henery Berten, F.E. Korn, Fredrick H. Page, and Henry Ryan.

At a special town meeting on March 2, 1931, moderated by Harry E. Coe, committee chairman Arthur I. Seward reported on the group's progress. Water supplies had been investigated to determine the type of equipment needed. The committee had also met with fire equipment companies which had submitted bids. The committee recomended purchase of a truck manufactured b Peter Persch and Company.Those at the meeting voted to purchase a truck not to exceed a cost of $3500. It was also voted, 34-4 that the committee proceed to organize a volunteer fire company for Durham.