Wednesday, January 1st, 2020
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WOODBURY CT – Nearly 50 firefighters from the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Dept and four neighboring Connecticut towns contained a fire that destroyed a home in the early hours of New Year’s Da...
Tuesday, November 26th, 2019
On Thanksgiving eve, the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department responded to a MVA accident when a BMW left Middle Road Tpke, crossed over Route 6, and crashed through the Garden’s assembled Christm...
WOODBURY – The Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department extinguished an electrical transformer fire that briefly caused evacuation of 11 units in the Woodlake development Sunday night November 24th. ...
Monday, December 31st, 2018
During the year 2019, the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department responded to 344 total calls with an average of 11 firefighters rolling out each time.Fire (flame involved fires) 15False Alarms - 123Every...
Orenaug Fire Company

The Orenaug Fire Company ~ 25 Quassuk Road.  

The Orenaug Fire Department held it's very first meeting on February 21, 1896.  They elected A.W. Mitchell as their first Chief, a position he held for 10 years.

The  Orenaug Fire Department held it's monthly meetings at the Town Hall.  Their area of response was Main Street where there were hydrants present.  This is why they owned a "hose" cart.  They would use the hose to hook into a hydrant to fight fires within their area.   The "hose" cart was stored in a private garage in the area of St. Pierre Oil Company. 

In 1906 the Department moved their meetings to the "club" room in the old Hitchcock Building on Main Street.  They enjoyed the use of the room and it's pool table.  According to monthly minutes from the company they had to set up rooms for the use of the room or Mrs. Hitchcock was going to take their use away - it appeared she did not like them smoking cigars in the room while they played pool after their meetings.

On June 5, 1928 the Orenaug Fire Department voted to merge with the Hotchkissville Fire Department and become the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department.  They then became the Orenaug Fire Company which was and still part of the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department.

Details of their history from 1928 to the early 1950's are still being reviewed from recently acquired old records.  We will update this era in history shortly.

In the early 1950's the Orenaug Fire Company moved into the Orenaug Fire Station behind the Boyd Building on Main Street.  They remained their until 1978 when their new and current station was built on Quassuk Road.  The building features eight apparatus bays, a ready room, a meeting room, a communications room, several offices and a kitchen.

The building is also called the Emergency Services Building.  The administrative offices of the Woodbury Fire Department and Fire Marshal are located here, as is the Emergency Operations Center for the Town of Woodbury.  


 

 

 


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