Hartford County Hoseline

November 2006 Issue


The rumors are true the sounds of the gobble, gobbles have been heard by Harvey and his crew of the arriving of the turkeys to be in time for our Hartford County’s Annual Turkey Dinner Planned Meeting that is to be held on Wednesday November 15th, 2006 starting at 19:00 hours. The Dinner will take place at Avon Fire Department Company One on Darling Street, Avon.

Chief DiPace is asking that if you are planning to attend that you let him know by Monday, November 13th , by leaving a voice mail message by calling (860) 409-4390, or by sending him an e-mail to jdipace@avonvfd.org.


On Sunday November 5, 2006 from 7:00am to 12:00 pm at the Farmington Volunteer Fire Department station at 76 Main Street, Farmington will be hosting their annual breakfast. The menu will have eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, french toast, coffee, juice & milk. Prices are Adults $6.00 Senior $5.00 Children under 10 $4.00.

Ok to all the county members and your families come out and support the members of the Farmington Volunteer Fire Department.


To all County Chiefs, Training Officers and House Captains, if there are any changes or information about your department that needs sharing, please let me know ASAP, so that I can include it in the next print of the Hoseline. If there has been a line of Duty Death, a department member has answered his or her last alarm, please let me know as soon as possible so that I can make sure that their name is added to the list and not forgotten at the Annual Hartford County Memorial Service which is held in October during National Fire Prevention Week. Also if someone is sick or in the hospital please forward me their names so it can be read off at the board meetings and plan meetings. You can e-mail me at johnsechcfep@yahoo.com or mail the information to me at PO Box 447, Plainville, CT. 06062 or you can fax me at 860 747-2137 or call me on my cell phone 860 573-5641.


Farmington Volunteer Fire Department hosting their breakfast on Sunday November 5, 2006 From 7:00am to 12:00 PM

Avon Fire Department Company One will be hosting the Hartford County Annual Turkey Dinner on Wednesday November 15th, 2006

Wondering when was the last time you visited our website at www.hcfep.org. New information is always being added, and with a little bit of your own curiosity you can keep exploring other sites for interesting news and tidbits. This month’s poem is one that I had found and would like to share it with you.


The annual meeting of the East Hartland Fire Department was held on Tuesday October 3rd 2006 here is a list of results of this meeting.

Chief: Norman Gundersen
Assistant Chief: Cris Davis
Captain: Moe Bateson
1st Lieutenant: Pete Severtz
2nd Lieutenant: Rich Madara
President: Chip Griffin
Vice President: Ted Jansen
Secretary: Rob Davis
Treasurers: Scott Levan/ Todd Shelansky


At this time, I would like to extend a warm “THANK YOU” to all the firefighters, their families, and friends who attended the 56th Hartford County Annual Memorial Service for Deceased Firefighters on Sunday October 1, 2006, that was hosted by North Thompsonville Fire Department. Because of your participation and support at this years event, it was a huge success. Thank you once again to see you there for next year’s memorial service

A Fireman’s Legacy

My father is a fireman, He used to respond to calls. Now he sits at home and does nothing at all.He says the department is full of crap, and are all egotistical and have too much pride, When I know deep down he loves to ride.

Finally the day comes where the pager beeps, There seems to be a fire in the barn holding some sheep, He says this could be a good one and gets up to leave, Little did I know later, I would grieve, Once he arrived on scene there was fire through the roof, “Surround and Drown” yelled the captain, But that was not my father’s gut reaction, Soon they heard screaming coming from inside, There seems to be a child and apparently still alive.

He struggled with his SCBA until he heard the familiar beep, Got down on his knees and began to creep, Soon he spotted the child under some burning hay, But this was no time to start yelling “yay!” For there was a hiss off in the distance, This he knew from experience was a propane line, And it would blow if he did not get out on time.

He undid his coat and removed his tank, And gave it to the child so he did not die, The fire at this time was raging and wild, He tucked the child under his arm, So the falling timbers would do him no harm, As he scrambled to the window to throw the kid out, All of a sudden the whole house flashed, My father knew it he was trapped, No air, No protection, the end was near, But he still heard the hissing and that was clear, The barn was gonna blow, but could he make it on time? He fought with god, please be kind, He knelt on his knees and began to pray, He prayed for the child, he had just saved, And prayed for the house begging it not cave, He looked around and noticed the corrosion, Before he knew it, there was an explosion

As I kneel down at his grave, I cannot imagine what he went through, To save the stranger he never knew.

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