Breaking News

The Town of Berlin, Connecticut

Country Charm at the Center of Connecticut

Fire Department

The Fire Services in the Town of Berlin are comprised of four Fire Departments and a Fire Administrator. 

Fire protection in the Town of Berlin is provided by four independently organized volunteer fire companies: Berlin, East Berlin, Kensington, and South Kensington.

The firefighters that staff these departments are all volunteers.

The four Fire Departments strive to provide the finest emergency services possible and not only respond to fires, but are also called upon to help with automobile accidents, hazardous materials incidents, carbon monoxide alarms, propane leaks, storm damage incidents and even lost person searches.

The Town of Berlin provides tax dollars for fire equipment, training, safety and a per-call stipend for the firefighters.

Three of the four firehouses are owned by their respective memberships, and expenses to maintain these buildings and property are borne directly through fundraising efforts of each of the departments.

The Fire Administrator's presentation to Town Council on January 12, 2016 concerning an overview and concerns of the departments including apparatus replacement, SCBA replacement and needs of the facilities is available for viewing by clicking on any part of this sentence. 

Berlin Fire Department 

Fire Dept Patch

Chief Simons

1657 Berlin Turnpike
Berlin, CT 06037
Phone: 860-828-6237

Chief - James Simons                
Asst. Chief - Richard Cop Jr.

East Berlin Fire Department 

EBFD Patch

Chief Farr

80 Main Street
East Berlin, CT 06023
Phone: 860-828-3455

Chief - Thomas Farr II
Asst. Chief - Ray Pons

East Berlin Fire Department - Facebook

Kensington Fire Department

KFD Patch

Chief Lewandowski

880 Farmington Avenue
Berlin, CT 06037
Phone: 860-828-5175

Chief - Mark Lewandowski
Asst. Chief - Jeffrey Gdovin

South Kensington Fire Department

SKFD Patch

Chief Chapman

1952 Chamberlain Highway
Berlin, CT 06037
Phone: 860-828-3250

Chief - Brian Chapman
Asst. Chief - Andrew Hrubiec

Fire Administrator 

James Simons
27 Town Farm Lane
Berlin, CT 06037

Contact Us

Municipal Garage
27 Town Farm Ln
Berlin, CT 06037
Get Directions
  • Business: (860) 828-7057
  • Staff Directory
  • 1st, 2nd and 4th Thursday (except holidays) of the month from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

More Information

Find content and services related to this page.

Contact Us:

240 Kensington Road,
Berlin, CT 06037
Phone: 860.828.7000

Town Office Hours:
M-W 8:30am - 4:30pm
Th 8:30am - 7:00pm
F 8:30am - 1:00pm

Police Department:

240 Kensington Road,
Berlin, CT 06037
Dispatch Phone: 860-828-7080
Emergency: 911

Office Hours:
M-F 8:00am - 4:00pm