• 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.

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New London's first fire engine was placed in service in 1767 with the first Engine Company being established in 1786.  In 1805, the Connecticut Legislature empowered New London to establish a Fire Department.  Between 1802 and 1922, numerous Companies were formed, disbanded and reorganized.  Today, the Fire Department is a career department, manning three Engines, two Trucks and two Ambulances located in three fire stations.  A shift supervisor, three station officers and fourteen Firefighters staff each of the four work groups.