Special Services Unit (SSU)

The Special Services Unit facilitates many programs :

  • Public Fire and Life Safety Education - Provided to daycares, schools, senior centers, businesses, community and faith based organizations.

  • Community Relations/ Liaison Officers - Acts as intermediary between the Fire Department and the Community.

  • Fire Relocation - Assists victims of fire and other natural disasters in relocation and refers to appropriate agencies.

  • Fire Cadet Program - A paid part time position for young men and women between the ages of 16-24 years of age prepare for a career in the fire service with the Hartford Fire Department.

  • Fire Explorer Program - A volunteer program for young men and women between the ages of 14-21 years of age who want to learn about the fire service.

  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) – Training citizens in basic disaster response skills and emergency preparedness incidents within the community.

  • Smoke Alarm Program - Provides smoke alarms to one, two and owner - occupied three family dwellings in the City of Hartford.

  • Youth Fire Setter Intervention Program - Identifies youth with fire setting tendencies and offers specialized fire safety programs and/or refers to other agencies.

  • Fire Fighter Recruitment - Attends schools and career fairs to interest future Fire Fighters, Fire Explorers and Fire Cadets.

  • Child Passenger Safety Technician Program - Installs child passenger safety seats and educates the community on their proper use.

  • Emergency Preparedness Program - Educates on emergency/disaster preparation skills.


Please call 860-757-4520 for additional information on any program listed.


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Hartford Fire Department
253 High Street
Hartford, CT 06103
860-757-4500 main
860-722-8205 fax

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