Special Services Unit (SSU)


The Special Services Unit facilitates many Community Programs such as:

  • 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