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GENERAL INFORMAITON

Must be at least 16 years of age

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Line firefighter membership must provide an endorsed physician’s medical statement which attest and certifies the applicant’s good health and physical fitness.

Must be a legal resident of the United States and a legal resident of the Town of Darien or of a city/town immediately adjacent to the Town of Darien

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NOROTON HEIGHTS FIRE DEPARTMENT HISTORY

The Noroton Heights Fire Department celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2003. The department has grown from quarters in back of a blacksmith shop with thirteen men and one hand-drawn engine to a two-story brick building with 100 men and women and six pieces of emergency fire apparatus.

The very first fire department in Darien was started in January of 1895, what is now the Darien Fire Department. Shortly after the Noroton Fire Department was started on April 24, 1896. These two departments handled all calls for fires within the Town of Darien. Although the Town had two fire departments, there were areas where coverage was poor due to the time it would take for firefighters to arrive. By the time these departments could arrive the building was usually totally destroyed. One of these areas of slow response was the Noroton Heights section of Darien.