• Tall ships docked at Fort Trumbull during OpSail 2012.

  • The Coast Guard Barque Eagle docked at its home port in New London.

  • The Thames Base Ball Club of New London plays vintage ball at Fort Trumbull.

  • Crowds enjoy the surf and Summer sun at Ocean Beach Park.

  • Art lovers enjoy work at the annual Salon des Independants at Hygienic Galleries.

  • A fish-eye's view of the majestically renovated Garde Arts Theater.

  • A community parade passes City Hall on State Street.

  • A bustling Waterfront Park during SailFest.

  • A lone tug passes Harbor Light on a foggy day on the Thames River.

  • The Reducers rock the boardwalk at Ocean Beach.


New London City Hall
181 State Street
New London, CT 06320

PHONE (860) 447-5200
HOURS Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Firefighting Division 

The Firefighting Division of the Fire Department has primary responsible for the immediate delivery of personnel and all lead resources throughout the city, that are necessary to extinguish fires in structures, vehicles and other properties, to abate hazardous material incidents of any magnitude, to conduct heavy rescue operations, to provide for cold water rescue, to provide confined space and other technical rescue services, to respond to radiological incidents, to provide lead resources in support of the City Emergency Management Plan and to respond to any other emergency situations requiring immediate intervention by the Fire Department to protect the lives of all visitors and citizens as well as to protect and preserve all property within New London.

This Division also provides First Responder Emergency Medical Services in support of the Ambulance Division.

This Division provides basic maintenance to city equipment and buildings, conducts familiarization and pre-planning inspections, provides public education programs, participate in public safety demonstrations, as well as provide service calls such as water removals, utility shut-downs and the like.

The Firefighting Division is staffed by 4 Battalion Chiefs, 12 Lieutenants and 40 firefighters, for a total of 56 employees.

Contact Information

Address: 289 Bank Street
New London, CT 06320-5521            

Battalion Chief (Shift Supervisor)
Phone: (860) 447-5252

Fire Headquarters, 289 Bank Street
Phone: (860) 440-6671

North Station, 240 Broad Street
Phone: (860) 437-6340

South Station, 25 Lower Boulevard
Phone: (860) 437-6341