About the Department

  1. Message from the Chief
  2. Mission Statement
  3. Philosophy

Message from the Chief     

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The Hamden Fire Department strives to deliver the best and most professional emergency services in the areas of fire prevention, fire suppression, paramedic EMS response, and technical rescue. Our mission statement is driven by the responsibility to provide life safety protection and conservation of property to an engaged and diverse community.

As both the Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director, I view our department as community driven critical infrastructure. We will work daily to maintain the public trust and hold ourselves to the highest possible professional standards. Our officers and firefighters remain committed to a rigorous and comprehensive training schedule designed to prepare our responders to meet the challenges of modern firefighting and emergency response.

 We are committed to  emergency preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery to build a more resilient community!

Our personnel are enthusiastic about community outreach, providing education and awareness of  risk reduction and fire safety  throughout our town. Hamden residents and visitors to our town are always encouraged to stop by our neighborhood fire stations. 

Thank you for your continued support as we take great pride in our profession and the services we provide.  Public safety is the fabric of our community that we are grateful to be a large part of.

Stay Safe.

Jeffrey G. Naples

Fire Chief / EMD