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Broad Brook Volunteer Fire Department - Home - Pride of the East Side, East Windsor, Connecticut (CT)
Thursday December 08, 2022

Reminder to Check Your Smoke Alarms & Change the Batteries

The Broad Brook Fire department and its members would like to remind everyone to change your batteries in your smoke detectors and CO alarms.

As we spring forward an hour for Daylight Savings, it's a great reminder to make sure you have a working smoke alarm in your home.  Smoke alarms significantly increase your chances of surviving a deadly home fire, so we're encouraging everyone to take simple steps to be prepared:

  • Test and clean your smoke alarms today and on the first of every month
  • Replace the batteries at least once a year
  • Place smoke alarms on every level of your residence and in every bedroom
  • Check the manufacture/expiration date on the smoke alarm (yes, smoke alarms have expiration dates)

The Broad Brook Fire Department would also like to turn your attention to this article from the Portland Fire Department that tells the story of how a family's fire escape plan saved the lives of two young girls and their mother, so please remember to practice your family escape plan --- it can literally save your life.  Just copy and paste the blue underlined family's fire escape plan saved the lives , and paste it in the browser a link to the story should appear.

Also for more information about home smoke alarms and fire sprinklers, please visit www.usfa.dhs.gov/smokealarms.


Carbon Monoxide Awareness

The Broad Brook Fire Department would like to remind everyone to be aware of the dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning as the weather gets colder and we close up our homes and use alternative heating sources.  Everyone should try and invest in CO Detectors for their homes and call should one sound and alert you to a possible problem.

Below are some simple facts about CO poisoning as well as some symptoms you may have to alert you of a possible problem if you do not have a CO detector in your home.

As always please do not hesitate to call us at any time if you think there may be a CO problem in your home.  It is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to CO.  As you will read below it is colorless and odorless poison, and if gone undetected it could be fatal.

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1980 Department Photos

These photos are taken from the 1980 Dedication book for the new fire station.  Former member, Kevin Bushey has provided names for almost everyone in the department photo.




Run Totals

BBFD Run Totals

Month 2020 2021 2022
January 49  61 61
February 43  59  59 
March 66  64  62 
April 50  67 71 
May 53  68 71 
June 60  83  55 
July 72  86  72 
August 104 79  66 
September 59  71 61 
October 57  74   
November 73  74   
December 82  70   
Total 768 856 586 

Types of Calls

Call Type 2020 2021 2022
Structure Fires 14  3 5
Other Fires 37  30 23 
Medicals 354 402 279 
Water Rescues 02
Motor Vehicle Accidents 51  64 44 
Extrications 04 
Hazardous Conditions 64  53 25 
Fire Alarms 197  229  139 
Other Calls for Service 45  70  70
Totals 768  856  586