Emergency Activations

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 @ 13:40 pm 

A Working Fire at a Private Dwelling at 113 First Street. Hamden Firefighters contained the fire to the rear porch and kitchen of the 1 Family Private Dwelling. Six residents were displaced due to the fire and smoke damage. 


A porch fire caused by improperly discarded ashes displaced a family of five from their home Wednesday afternoon in Hamden, according to fire officials. Firefighters were dispatched to the home at 113 First Street at 1:40 p.m. Engine 2 arrived at the scene at 1:43 to find heavy smoke coming from the rear of the two-story house.

An attack line was stretched to the rear porch that was heavily involved in fire and the porch fire was quickly knocked down. The fire extended into the kitchen where crews continued to put out hot spots and perform overhaul to check for any further extension.

The Hamden CERT Personnel supplied the family with warm beverages and assistance with the relocation process on their vehicle until the arrival of the Red Cross who completed the process. 

The Hamden Fire Department would like to remind residents to practice fire safety when removing ashes from a fireplace or wood stove. Make sure to place them into a fire-resistant metal can with a tight-fitting lid. Never keep the metal can in or near your home; keeping it at least 10 feet away. Never use a paper bag, cardboard box, or plastic trash bag to dispose of ashes. Never place the metal container next to the firewood pile, against the garage, on or under a wooden deck or under a porch."

First Street Fire

Friday, November 8, 2019 @ 2:51 am 

A Working Fire at a Private Dwelling, Hamden Firefighters contained the fire to the owner's vehicle and garage of the 1 Family Private Dwelling. Eight residents were dispaced due to the fire and smoke damage. 


Earlier today, November 08, 2019; the Hamden Fire Department was dispatched (02:51 AM) to a fire at 89 Stanley Road. Engine 2 arrived first on scene within 2 minutes of the dispatch (02:53 AM). Engine 2 reported heavy fire coming from an attached garage of a one story ranch style home. The fire in the garage was quickly knocked down by suppression crews. There was a heavy smoke condition throughout the home as crews checked for fire extension in the bedrooms directly above the fire.  Eight people were displaced from the home as a result of the fire including seven family members and a family friend. They are staying with family until they can reoccupy the house. 

Hamden CERT was notified by Central Communications and activated to assist with firefighter rehabilitation and any relocation services needed by the occupants. CERT Personnel assisted on scene and were released at 05:50 hours.  

Private Dwelling
Private Dwelling 2

Friday, April 19, 2019 @ 2:28 pm 

A Working Fire at a Private Dwelling, Hamden Firefighters contained the fire to the attic and roof area of the 1 Family Private Dwelling. Three residents were dispaced due to the fire and smoke damage. 


At 2:28PM, companies were dispatched to 17 Grafton Road for a reported residential house fire. Companies arriving on scene at 2:31 reported heavy smoke from the attic. A family of three, home at the time, did not realize an attic fire was burning overhead. All occupants escaped with no injuries. The fire was declared under control at 2:57PM. There were no HFD injuries reported. The Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire. Hamden CERT was activated to assist at the scene and support the Gross Decontamination and Rehab Services for the firefighters. 

Grafton St.

Monday, February 25, 2019 @ 2:52 pm 

2 Alarm Fire at a Private Dwelling, Hamden Firefighters contained the fire to the structure of origin. Firefighters battled the fire in winds above 30 mph to keep it from extending to other houses.


The Hamden Fire Department was dispatched to a reported house fire located at 114 Fallon Drive at 14:52 hrs. Hamden Central Communications (911) received multiple calls reporting a house fire at this location. Engine 2 arrived on scene at 14:55 hrs. and reported a heavily involved structure with fire showing, and fire exposure to a nearby home.

Unfortunately, the family dog was unable to escape and perished in the fire. Neighbors gave statements to Fire Marshal Brian Dolan regarding the quick spread of fire from the open carport to the attached home.

Firefighters on scene were challenged by gusting winds that accelerated the spread of the fire. A nearby home was damaged by radiant heat and had significant vinyl siding damage. Firefighters were able to keep the fire from extending into this nearby exposure. 

The home experienced significant heat, smoke and water damage as a result of this event. The displaced family will be staying with relatives in the area. The homeowner and firefighters reported no injuries.

Fallon Drive
Fallon Drive 2

Saturday, February 2, 2019 @ 11:31 am 

2 Alarm Fire at a Single Family Dwelling, Hamden Firefighters rescued 3 occupants of the building who were displaced due to heavy fire damage.


Central Communications dispatched a call for a structure fire located at 453 Newhall Street at 11:31 this morning. Dispatchers had received a call from that location reporting a working basement fire with people trapped on the second floor of the home and unable to escape.

Firefighters made two ladder rescues from the front of the home and one ladder rescue from the rear. A fourth person living in the home was able to escape on his own prior to the arrival of the fire department. He was transported to Yale New Haven Hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. The people rescued from the second floor declined further medical treatment.
Parishioners from the Faith Tabernacle Church on Newhall Street provided emergency shelter for the displaced family and were assisted by the Hamden CERT team until the arrival of Red Cross Representatives, who arranged for emergency lodging.

Newhall Street