On Saturday, August 19th, between 3:00 AM -5:00 AM, United Illuminating will be conducting system testing at its electrical substation in Shelton. Residents in some areas of Shelton may experience a brief power outage which may impact clocks and electronic devices that typically need to be reset following an outage. The outage is expected to last less than 5 minutes. If you depend on life-saving medical equipment and are not registered with UI as a life-support customer, please call their customer care at 800-722-5584.

Shelton’s Fire Department provides fire protection; provides rescue services and conducts fire prevention and safety programs to the community. Currently, staffed by 270 volunteers, the department consists of four fire companies operating from four stations located throughout the city.

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 T. Jones III, Deputy Chief Timothy Hongo, and Assistant Fire Chief’s Paul Wilson, Joseph Constantino, Nicholas Verdicchio, and Shawn Wheeler. The Office of the Fire Marshal provides inspection and fire prevention services. Fire Marshal 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 to the city. We enjoy a statewide reputation as a professional and progressive department.

The Shelton Fire Department is always seeking new candidates for membership. If interested in membership contact Recruitment & Retention Officer Ryan Mattioli, or call (203) 924-1555 x 1314.

Fire Department Inquiries – Contact:
Shelton Fire Department
Fire Chief – Francis T. Jones III
54 Hill Street, Suite 101
Shelton, CT. 06484
(203) 924-1555 x 1337

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