Hartford County Hoseline

October 2007 Issue


The Hartford County Fire Emergency Plan invites you to their Fifty- Seventh Annual Memorial Service on Sunday, October 14, 2007.  This year’s Service will be hosted by the Windsor Locks Fire Department and will be in combination with their Department’s Annual Memorial Service.  Firefighters, families, and friends are asked to join the Windsor Locks Fire Department in their Services at 1800 hours at the Memorial Bell in front of Fire Headquarters on Volunteer Drive.

Line up for the County Memorial Service will be at 1830 hours at Fire Headquarters followed by a short march to St. Robert Bellarmine Church on South Elm Street for Services.  Services at ST. Roberts will start at 1900 hours.  A shuttle bus will be available to those who cannot march.  All Firefighters are requested to be in Class A uniform.  Refreshments will be served at Fire Headquarters immediately following the Services.

All Departments who have lost members due to death since last years service are asked to make sure those names are forwarded to Chet or Pat Haber by October 5 to be included in this years program.  We are asking each Department whose members will be remembered in this years Service to invite the families of their deceased members.

 If you have any questions regarding the Service or directions, please contact Chief Gary Ruggiero at 860 982-3242 (cell) or gruggier@rcn.com
(e-mail).  You can also go to our web site at
www.hcfep.org go to home page and click on
57th Annual HCFEP Memorial Service.

Chet or Pat Haber can be contacted at
860 828-3242 regarding the names of the deceased members.


The Annual State Firefighters Memorial Service, sponsored by the Connecticut State Firefighters Memorial Foundation will be held at 2 PM on Sunday October 21, 2007, at the Connecticut Fire Academy, 34 Perimeter Road, Windsor Locks, CT.

The Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend held in Emmitsburg, Maryland.  This year’s Memorial Weekend events will take place October 5-7, 2007


Bradley International Airport Fire Department just took delivery of a new Seagrave Pumper.


OCT. 7TH - 13TH

October 7th marks the start of National Fire Prevention Week throughout the U.S.  This year’s theme focuses on “Practice Your Escape Plan!”

According to an NFPA poll (PDF, 759 KB), the majority of Americans have a fire escape plan, but most haven’t practiced it.  From October 7-13, fire safety advocates will be spreading the word that when it comes to escape plans, practice is key.  Let’s get started!

Sound the alarm During Fire Prevention Week, NFPA is asking kids and families all across North America to practice their home fire escape plans.  With your help, we hope to have the world’s biggest fire drill.  Let’s get started!

After you’ve practiced your drill, make sure to visit Sparky.org to make your drill count.


October 14, 2007 - HCFEP 57th Annual Memorial Service, Hosted by the Windsor Locks Fire Department

October 21, 2007 - Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service, CT Fire Academy, Windsor Locks.

November 14, 2007 - Avon Turkey Dinner Meeting, Avon Fire Department, Avon, CT

Watch for more details about the Turkey Dinner in Avon in the next edition of the November Hoseline.


To all County Chiefs, Training Officers and House Captain, 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 during National Fire Prevention week.  Also if someone is sick or in
the hospital 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.


Copyright, 2007 - Hartford County Fire Emergency Plan