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Connecticut Fire Department Personnel

Personnel (fire department membership) numbers vary by region, by state and even by county. Recruiting is critical to fire department success, see National Volunteer Fire Council’s Make Me a Firefighter and National Volunteer Fire Council’s Recruiting Resources. Check out how your department’s numbers compare to those around you, to see how your recruitment and retention investments are fairing.

This information is based solely upon fire departments that have registered with the National Fire Service Registry. If you have not registered your fire department, please do so, it is free and contributes to a complete picture of the fire services. Check out some Quick Facts from the registry.

Volunteer Departments of Connecticut

Here are the average numbers of volunteer firefighters for each county within Connecticut, as well as the maximum and minimum numbers for that county.

County # Volunteer Departments Average Firefighters Highest # Lowest #
Fairfield 31 59 285 18
Hartford 28 63 110 24
Litchfield 31 50 122 17
Middlesex 14 59 83 40
New Haven 22 96 401 18
New London 34 43 135 12
Tolland 17 51 150 15
Windham 29 33 70 11

Career Departments of Connecticut

Here are the average numbers of career firefighters for each county within Connecticut, as well as the maximum and minimum numbers for that county.

County # Career Departments Average Firefighters Highest # Lowest #
Fairfield 8 136 337 25
Hartford 11 90 354 16
Litchfield 1 84
Middlesex 2 50 63 37
New Haven 10 133 400 41
New London 7 42 78 17
Tolland 1 50
Windham 1 29

Looking for NFIRS FDIDs?

Here are the fire department identifiers (FDIDs) for agencies within Connecticut. NFIRS FDIDs are required for submitting NFIRS reports with mutual aid or automatic aid with those departments.

Need more NFIRS help?

Here are some useful ressources to learn more about NFIRS.

NFIRS Codes Cheat SheetNFIRS CodingNFIRS ExamplesFDIDsPOCsNFIRS TransactionsNFIRS ModulesNFIRS ElementsNFIRS RulesNFIRS ReferenceNFIRS Compliant ?

You can also read this NFIRS 5.0 Complete Reference Guide, and NFIRS 5.0 Design documentation in order to have a deeper understanding of NFIRS 5.0. Here are also NFIRS 5.0 Forms ready for you to download and use.

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Last Updated on July 1, 2023