The Plainville Fire Company has provided fire protection and rescue services to the citizens of Plainville, CT since 1885. It protects a 9.3 square mile area with a population of 17,000. This area has 2 interstate highways, an airport, a heavy industrial base as well as large residential areas and is the cross roads of the central Connecticut rail system. The Plainville Fire Company is the social arm of the Plainville Fire Department and supplies manpower during times of alarm. The Company consists of 70 regular members and up to 20 probationary firefighters. All firefighters are trained at the Hartford County Regional Fire School and must meet the state certification requirements of Firefighter 1. The Fire Company is also a supporter of the community in many ways, which includes numerous educational scholarships awarded to local students every year. The Fire Company also operates the Hot Air Balloon Festival yearly. It is the largest town wide event that occurs in Plainville and attracts as many as 25,000 visitors. It is for these reasons and many more that the Plainville Fire Company is extremely proud of its service to the community of Plainville.
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The Plainville Fire Dept. and Company Members responded to a structure fire on Cronk Rd. on Saturday January 6th at 1620hrs. First arriving Deputy Chief Moschini, Sr. (PL2) called the working fire and said he had fire through the roof. The temperatures were in the single digits which made firefighting very difficult. Farmington fire and Southington Fire assisted at the scene. All units cleared at approximately 2215hrs.
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On Tuesday January 16th, the Town Council presented service awards to Company members. The above members received the following cerificates for time in service to the Town of Plainville: L-R LT John Myska, 15 years; FF Jeffrey Romano, 20 years; FF Philip Brousseau, 5 years; FF Thomas Moschini, Jr., 10 years; First Assistant Chief Adrien Paradis, 25 years; FF Antonio LaBella, 20 years; FF Douglas Doughty, 40 years; and LT Paul Brousseau, 10 years. Missing from photo: James Lenois, Sr., 10 years; Douglas Marcarelli, 5 years and Brian Roper, 5 years. Congratulations and thank you for your dedicated service.