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PLAINVILLE FIRE CO.
The Plainville Fire Company has provided fire protection and rescue services to the citizens of Plainville, CT since 1885. It protects a 9.3 square mile area with a population of 17,000. This area has 2 interstate highways, an airport, a heavy industrial base as well as large residential areas. The Plainville Fire Company is the social arm of the Plainville Fire Department and supplies manpower during times of alarm. The Company consists of 70 regular members and up to 20 probationary firefighters. All firefighters are trained at the Hartford County Regional Fire School and must meet the state certification requirements of Firefighter 1. The Fire Company is also a supporter of the community in many ways, which includes numerous educational scholarships awarded to local students every year. The Fire Company also operates the Hot Air Balloon Festival yearly. It is the largest town wide event that occurs in Plainville and attracts as many as 25,000 visitors. It is for these reasons and many more that the Plainville Fire Company is extremely proud of its service to the community of Plainville.
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It was a very busy week for the Plainville Fire Dept. and Company members. On Tuesday July 12th at approx 11:40pm the Plainville Fire Dept. and Company members were alerted to smoke in the area of South Canal St. Assistant Chief Paradis (PL-3) arriving first on scene found a fully involved one story commercial building. Firefighting efforts brought the fire under control at approx. 3:30am. No one was inside the building at the time. On July 21 at 09:41am PFD was toned for a grass fire on Townline Rd. Engine 3 and driver Andy Moore arrived on scene to find a large pile of plastic pipe on fire. Southington Fire Dept was called in to assist and the fire was under control by 10:00am. Later that day, at 5:41pm the Fire Dept. was alerted to a truck roll over and down the embankment Rt 72wb. Chief of Department (PL1) arrived and found a truck down an embankment with heavy entrapment and serious injuries. After an extensive and prolonged extrication, the injured party was airlifted by Lifeflight to an area hospital. The incident was under control at 8:09pm and units cleared the highway at 10:45pm.