Winsted Volunteer F.D.
The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts is an inter-district magnet high school that offers both full-day and half-day programs for students throughout the Greater Hartford area. For more than 30 years, the Arts Academy has focused on developing the fullest academic and artistic potential in all students encouraging them to be creative, engaged citizens, while preparing them to pursue careers in the arts.
In addition to academics and formal arts study, students experience the arts in a variety of ways including attending professional arts events, and community field trips to meet professional working artists.
Professional artists and alumni are invited to the Arts Academy on a regular basis as guest artists to interact with students, conduct master classes, and give presentations that enrich the curriculum and provide a realistic perspective on careers in the arts.
We’re a group of artists, crafts workers, students, educators, business professionals and just friends and neighbors who believe a community is enriched when all of its members, regardless of age, ability, income or life situation have access to any creative process that provides educational and/or therapeutic value for them, and we have the commitment to work for that vision.
I began work on the project March 2015. In December 2015 we were accepted as a 501(c)3 charity and were able to provide funding and/or art programming for six nonprofit or public organizations in two states. We have three more organizations for whom we’ve scheduled, or are planning, programming. Every organization with whom we’ve worked provides educational or therapeutic assistance to the members of its community in need, and none of this would have been possible without the wonderful group of talented, caring artists who believe we can, and who go above and beyond to deliver.
The Winsted Fire Department is a proud organization with a foundation rich with tradition, history and legend. Many members are second and third generation Firefighters.
The Winsted Fire Department operates five pumpers, one tower ladder truck, a heavy rescue, a fire police vehicle, a Special Operations tactical unit and a support services unit. These apparatus are housed in three stations strategically placed within the town for quick emergency response.
The Winchester Center Fire Department, also located within the boundaries of the town, additionally operates two pumpers, a brush truck and a water tanker out of one station.
The Support Services Division of the Winsted Fire Department provides opportunities for individuals who chose not to, or are unable to become Firefighters, to become involved in volunteer activities to support the department. This Division supports the department with fund raising, community activities and with non- Firefighting responsibilities and rehabilitation services at major incidents.
Explorer Post 911 is a program affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America that teaches young adults between the ages of 14 and 18 the basic skills to prepare them to become future firefighters. These basic skills include working with tools, scba, ropes, ladders, hose streams and other job related activities.
The Winsted Fire Department assists the residents of the community with fire suppression operations, hazard materials response, water rescue, confined space rescue, vehicle extrication, high angle rope rescue, fire prevention activities and other incidents which require Firefighter response. Present ISO rating is a Class 4/9.
Members of the Winsted Fire Department are trained and certified by the State of Connecticut, Commission on Fire Prevention and Control. All training is provided to members through the Training Division of the Winsted Fire Department. The Training Division ensures compliance with all Local, State and Federal mandates.