Hamden Fire Commission

Mission Statement

The mission of the Hamden Fire Department is to protect lives and property from fire and hazardous conditions through education, code enforcement, and effective emergency response. We will deliver first response medical care in a compassionate professional manner and treat all persons with dignity and respect.  We will maintain the public’s trust through teamwork, appreciation of diversity, efficiency and ethical decision making.  Our most valuable assets are our firefighters as they strive for excellence in service to our community.

-Gary P. Merwede, Fire Chief


March 2019

 Henry Candido, Chairman
James A. O'Brien
     Eric F. Curtis Jr.
 Oswald Brown
Austin Cesare



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