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 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.