Bloomfield Fire Department
The Bloomfield Volunteer Fire Department was founded in 1950 by Louie Faverino, Carl May, and Dan Sullivan. The first piece of apparatus was a 1929 American La France chemical unit that was purchased from the Aztec Fire Department. In 1955 the department purchased its first new apparatus, a Chevrolet pumper with a Bean high-pressure pump and in 1957 the department acquired a Seagraves with a 500-gallon booster tank and 750-gpm pump.
The department has continually progressed over the years. In 1975 the department began operation of an ambulance with Basic EMTs as ambulance service was being provided by the local mortuaries. In that same year the department acquired the first Hurst extrication tool in the County and also was the first volunteer department to utilize tone and voice radio pagers replacing the alerting siren. In 1979 the department purchased an Emergency One pumper and it was at this time the department changed from red apparatus to the lime green color that is still in use today. In 1989 an E-1 custom ladder truck was placed in service. In 2002 the department hired three (3) career firefighters to provide staffing for the day shift (8-5) Monday through Friday due to the lack of available volunteers.
The new station 1 was completed in 2008. It has won multiple awards including a Silver award featured in Firehouse Magazine November 2009.
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Volunteer firefighters needed