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 emergency 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, Chief of Department