The New Hartford Fire Department consists of two stations, five fire apparatus, and a group of hard-working extremely dedicated fire fighters many of which are residents of New Hartford. We respond day and night to a variety of calls. There are currently 35 members but we are always looking for more!
The New Hartford Fire Department was formed in July 1832 making it one of the oldest departments in Connecticut. It was incorporated and then given the authority to form a tax district in January 1885 via a Special Act of the General Assembly
We respond to all types of calls including but not limited too; fires, car accidents, smoke investigations, activated smoke detector and CO alarms, trees across roads, downed power lines, water rescues, ice rescues and so much more.
Engine 5 is a 2005 Ferrara with a 1000 gallon water tank and a 1500 gallon per minute pump. Engine 5 responds out of station 1 (Downtown)
Engine 7 is a 2007 Ferrara with a 1000 gallon water tank and a 1500 gallon per minute pump. Engine 7 responds out of station 2 (West Hill)
Rescue 6 is a 2017 Pierce Enforcer with a 500 gallon water tank, a 1500 gallon per minute pump and more then enough tools to supply all rescue needs. Rescue 6 responds out of station 1 (Downtown)
Tanker 10 is a 2004 Kenworth 1900 gallon tanker with a 500 gallon per minute pump. Tanker 10 responds out of station 2 (West Hill) and services all areas that do not have access to a fire hydrant.
Brush 2 is a 2000 Ford F350. It is set up to be used as a plow in the winter, a brush truck in the summer and fall and it hauls our boat around when we are called out to a water rescue. The pump on the brush truck has a 100 gallon tank and pumps 300 gallons per minute.
Station 1 was built in 1982. It is located at 3 Greenwoods rd in the town center and houses Engine 5, Rescue 6 and Brush 2. Prior to 1982 New Hartford Fire used to occupy the building New Hartford Ambulance currently uses, located directly behind Station 1. Station 2 was built in 1968 and is located at 2 Arrowhead dr. It houses Engine 7 and Tanker 10.
Chief Worsman is a life-long resident of New Hartford. He started as a Cadet in the department in 1987. He has been Chief since 2003. He has his B.S. in Occupational Safety from Keen State College. He works for Allstate Insurance as a Senior Theft & Fire Consultant.
He is an instructor at the Burrville State Fire School. He is a member of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and the National Fire Protection Association. During his tenure as Chief he has worked to update regulations and standards, expanded departmental training and incorporated the National Incident Management System into the department's call activities. His wife and two sons are active in the community and he helps coach Little League.
Deputy Chief Wabrek grew up in New Hartford. He started with New Hartford Fire in 1996 as a cadet. He graduated from Oliver Wolcott Technical High School in 1999, and went on to college at Rensellaer Polytechnic Institute where he studied Electric Power Engineering. He graduated with an engineering degree in 2003. He works full time at Eversource energy as a Project Test Technician working in Transmission substations. He is married to Stacy (Erho) Wabrek and has no kids yet other than their yellow lab Linus. He enjoys playing sports, working around the house, and of course the Fire Department .
Chief Marcus has lived in New Hartford since 1989. He has been involved in emergency services for the past 47-years. He received his BA from Hiram College and graduated from Northeastern University as a Physician Assistant. He practices adult cardiology at St. Francis Hospital. He is in his third-year of the Executive Fire Officer Program, a four-year graduate program for fire chiefs at the National Fire Academy (NFA). Two of his adult sons are also members of New Hartford Fire.
Captain Goodskey is a life-long resident of New Hartford. He has devoted 39-years in the fire service. Twenty-four of those years have been as a career firefighter in West Hartford Connecticut. He served as Chief of New Hartford Fire Department from 1986 to 1988.
He is the Captain at Station 1 (Downtown) and oversees departmental training along with Captain Marcus. He is a Lead Instructor at the Burrville State Fire School. His wife and two daughters devote time to fostering dogs from Double Dog Rescue.
Lieutenant Kruczek is a life-long resident of New Hartford. He has been in the fire service for over 15-years, 7-of those years with the Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department. He has served as Lieutenant of Station 2 in New Hartford since 2014. He is also an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and serves as a medical provider for the town. Lieutenant Kruczek has received several awards for his dedication and service to the community including the Life Saving Medal and Meritorious Service Medal. He earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Finance from Central Connecticut State University. He works full time as a Financial Analyst and part time Emergency Dispatcher.
Bio to come
Lieutenant Crean grew up in Torrington and graduated from Oliver Wolcott Technical High School in 2008. He started in the fire service in 2007 with the Torringford Volunteer Fire Department. In 2010 he moved to New Hartford and joined the New Hartford Fire Department. He is a certified Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) and has been a 911 dispatcher for the last 5 years at Northwest Public Safety. He was promoted to lieutenant in early 2019.
3 Greenwoods Road, New Hartford, Connecticut 06057, United States
Our sister departments are separate from us but provide the same service to the town of New Hartford CT. Although separate from each other and staying within our respective districts, we will respond to each others areas for more complex calls. New Hartford Fire covers district 1 Nepaug/Bakersville Fire covers district 2 and Pine Meadow Fire covers district 3.