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MISSION STATEMENT: It will be the mission that the City of Meriden Department of Fire and Emergency Services provide a team-based approach to deliver effective and efficient services to the community in the following programs:
* Fire Prevention
* Public Fire Education
* Fire Suppression
* Hazardous Material Incident Mitigation
* Technical Rescue
* Emergency Medical Services
* Community Involvement
The delivery of these programs will be effected with professionalism, integrity, compassion and optimism often under adverse and difficult circumstances.
The Meriden Fire Department proudly protects approx. 59,000 people living in an area of 25 square miles. We operate out of 5 career stations. The Department consists of 98 firefighters of which 21 are on duty at all times, operating 5 engines, 1 Truck company, led by an Assistant Chief on each shift. Each company is led either by a Captain or a Lieutenant. We operate the Fire Marshall’s office, the Public Safety Dispatch Office, and the department Training Division. In addition to our suppression functions we provide technical rescue for the City and a First Responder Program that is second to none. Many of the buildings in town are of the multiple occupancy type, and other hazards in the city include, a large retail shopping mall, many light commercial and some old mill industrial buildings, an Amtrak rail line, Route 15, Interstate 91 and 691. Meriden is surrounded by mountains, which due to their ledges are responsible for many mountain rescues each year.