Fire Department


Shelton's Fire Department provides protection from fire, provides rescue services and conducts the enforcement of all laws pertaining to fire prevention and safety. Currently, manned by 267 volunteers, the department is made up of four companies operating from four stations locations throughout the community: The fire department is administered by a Board of Fire Commissioners consisting of a Chairman appointed by the Mayor and four Commissioners, elected by each Fire Company. Supervision of the Department is entrusted to Fire Chief Francis Jones, Deputy Chief Tim Hongo, and four Assistant Fire Chiefs. The Office of the Fire Marshall provides inspection and fire prevention services. The Fire Marshall James Tortora and his deputies are entrusted with the investigation of all fires and the issuing of all permits dealing with explosives and open burning.

Shelton is fortunate to have a volunteer fire department that provides professional services for the city at a very low cost to our residents. We enjoy a statewide reputation as a professional and progressive department. The Shelton Fire Department is aways seeking new candidates for membership. If interested in membership contact Recruitment & Retention Officer Ryan Mattioli at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call (203) 924-1555 x 314.

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