Neighbors helping Neighbors

Since 1925 this has been a slogan that members of the Orange Volunteer Fire Association have lived by.  All members serve on a volunteer basis and respond to all fire service calls 24 hours/ 7 days a week/ 365 days a year.  Annually the department responds to an average of about 500 calls, last year 2019 there were over 600 calls with a quick response time of under five minutes.  Service calls range from structure fires, activated fire alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, motor vehicle accident extrication and clean up, hazmat situations, etc.

The Orange Volunteer Fire Department is one of the remaining few all-volunteer incorporated fire departments in the State of Connecticut. Active members are on-call to serve our community on a 24-hour / seven-day basis, dispatching from two stations: Station 1 at Orange Center Road and Station 2 at Boston Post Road. During 2019, the OVFD firefighters responded to over 600 alarms with an average arrival time of less than five minutes.

As a result of exemplary performance and training, OVFD continues to receive the highest insurance rating for an all-volunteer department by Insurance Services Office (“ISO”). ISO’s expert staff assembles information about municipal fire-protection efforts in communities throughout the United States. The rating imposed by ISO directly influences the determination of homeowner insurance rates in a community

Some Facts

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Line Officers

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Charles Sherwood
Deputy Chief
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Dan Cole
Assistant Chief
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Eric Auscavitch
Assistant Chief
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Joe Duplinsky
Captain
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Dave Tufano
Captain
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Dan Abrams
Lieutenant
John Gagle
Lieutenant

Duty. Honor. Community.