South Meriden Volunteer Fire Department

The South Meriden Volunteer Fire Department (SMVFD) provides Emergency Services to the community living in South Meriden & Meriden. We respond to calls at any time of day for any type of emergency including Fires, MVA’s, Medicals, Wires down, Haz-Mat, Water Rescues, Ice Rescues, and Animal Rescues.

We are always looking for volunteers. Successful candidates will be Meriden residents over 18 years of age. Applicants must be a high school graduate, be in good health, have a clean police record, a valid driver's license and reliable transportation.  We accept volunteers who live outside of the Meriden area if they are already certified with a minimum FF-1 and EMS certification. Applications are accepted year-round but the new recruits process is normally done three times per year.

We are proud to say that we are one of the hardest working volunteer stations in the United States. We man the station almost 24 hours a day and for a fully volunteer company, that's impressive! We have overnight duty crews every night except Saturday night.We train hard, most members are at least Firefighter II certified and carry an EMT certification. Several are Fire Officer and Instructor certified.

We respond to about 900 calls per year. Our response consists of either a light Rescue or an Engine company with a full crew on-board. An engine company starts with three firefighters and can increase depending on availability and task requirements. In the banner at the top of our website is a box showing the approximate number of calls that we have been dispatched to for this month, and for this year. Some calls are manually dispatched and are not added to the system automatically.

Please remember. Vehicles displaying flashing blue lights are firefighters or EMTs responding to an emergency. Please yield right-of-way to them.

Contact Information

If you have an emergency, DIAL 9-1-1.

This is a volunteer fire station and is not manned 24 hours a day. If you need a case number or times, call 203-630-6206 and ask for the Meriden Fire Marshal.

South Meriden Fire Department Chief's Line - 203-630-4499
South Meriden Fire Department Fax Number - 203-630-4633


Fire Station Location:
31 Camp St
South Meriden CT 06451

Mailing Address:
PO Box 3030
South Meriden CT 06451