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...
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Monday, November 21st, 2011
Turkey fryers UL considers turkey fryers to be dangerous to use presenting numerous safety hazards to consumers. "We're worried by the increasing reports of fires related with turkey fryer use," says John Drengenberg, consumer affairs manager of UL.
Sunday, November 20th, 2011
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Lt. William Garms has just completed the first step in becoming a Deputy Fire Marshal for the Town of Woodbury. Bill spent the last 3 months in class, 2 days a week, learning how to investigate fires for origin and cause.
Saturday, November 12th, 2011
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The Hotchkissville Company received a special gift several years back from Firefighter Ed King and his family. Since there were no funds in the budget to have the gift installed, Eddie and his family held on to the copper weathervane until the fire company could decide how to mount it.
Thursday, November 3rd, 2011
Storm, Storm go away come again another...........................year! Three major storms, power outages and high volume calls in 60 days, is this the forcast for this winter.... A full update of this week will be posted Friday.
Tuesday, November 1st, 2011
Snow, No Power, Closed Roads and what!!!!!!! No Halloween!!!! A total melt down was gonna take place. Town, State and CL &P officials all feared for the safety of the little trick or treaters when there was so many power lines down on the ground.
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Fires can strike anywhere – in buildings, automobiles, and the outdoors – but fires that affect our homes are often the most tragic and the most preventable. Over 75% percent of all fire fatalities occur in home fires.
Thursday, September 29th, 2011
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The WVFD invited CL&P to spend a few hours with them last evening and give them a training review on Electrical Safety. John DeSeFino, a 30 year employee of CL&P and a valued part of the companies Safety Department spent a couple hours with the department.
Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
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The Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department responded to Hurricane Irene prepared. The Chief, her officers and firefighters have taken countless number of hours of training to be ready for just such an event.
Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
KIDS TRAPPED, SEARCH, RESCUE-LIVES SAVED Every once in a while, we get some current or "vintage" video that shows those rare occasions where we must take extreme risks to make a positive difference.
Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
The USFA has released their annual report of Firefighter Fatalities in the United States in 2010. Eighty-seven onduty firefighters from 31 states lost their lives as the result of 83 fatal incidents (with 50 being heart attacks) that occurred in 2010.
Tuesday, September 27th, 2011
During the month of August the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department responded to a record number of requests for their assistance. The higher than normal volume was due to Hurricane Irene which produced flooding and power outages for approximately 86% of the town at one point.
Monday, September 26th, 2011
Liberty Mutual, is proud to partner with local fire departments and firefighters every day to help families live safer, more secure lives. We believe the more you know about home fire hazards and the steps you can take to prevent home fires, the safer both your family and your community will be.
Monday, September 19th, 2011
This morning at approximately 7:15am the west side of town lost power yet again. The Bates Rock substation in Southbury went down. This put, between Southbury and Woodbury, almost 12,000 people without power.
Friday, August 26th, 2011
The Emergency Services Building, located at 25 Quassuk Road is the emergency shelter site for the town of Woodbury. The shelter will be open as needed during the storm. More important is being prepared to stay at home and shelter in place.
Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
Article and photos by David DeStefano for Fire Engineering When companies arrive at an incident where smoke or fire is showing, there is little doubt that members of the first-in engine and truck will take appropriate tools and hose from the rigs with which to begin firefighting operations.
State investigators working the fire that killed 2 Firefighters last year discovered two of the three dispatchers on duty that day were uncertified, dispatch equipment was less than state-of-the art and the city's building inspection process was ineffectual.
Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011
The earthquake felt on the east coast today appear to be felt slightly in Woodbury but, it seemed to be just a slight rumble no more than a blast from the local quarry from time to time. Town Hall called the Fire Marshal to see who had a blasting permit out and the dispatch center for the departmen...
Wednesday, August 17th, 2011
We take time today to remember the fire that on August 17, 1975 specifically (links below). 8 Philly Firefighters died in the line of Duty. In these times when short sighted budget cuts to FIRE departments continue all over, it is especially important to remember all who give their lives as Firefigh...
Today kicks off National Firefighter Health Week, a time for you and your department to focus on your health and take the steps necessary to stay strong for life. This year’s theme is “When it comes to your health, you’re always on duty.” Each day this week has a special f...
Friday, August 12th, 2011
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The DEEP announced this week that the Woodbury Volunteer Fire Department will be one of 37 around the state to receive federal funding to help train personnel and purchase equipment "aimed at improving their fire fighting capabilities." The $2,396 grant comes as part of the Volunteer Fire...

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