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2017 CFA Advanced Skills and Concepts

by DC Gabe Balsamo in Company Events, Training

This past week North Madison Junior Firefighter Clay Jerzyk, attended Advanced Skills and Concepts, a 6 day training program held at the Connecticut Fire Academy. Students were exposed to a series of advanced skills and concepts designed to expand and sharpen their skill and knowledge base and leadership abilities. Some of the topics covered included: Vehicle Extrication, High-Angle Rescue, Standpipe Operations, Introduction to Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, and Teaching Methodology/Leadership skills. Congratulations to Clay on his successful completion of this course!



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Thomaston, CT Annual Fire Carnival and Parade 2017

by DC Gabe Balsamo in Company Events

North Madison Fire recently headed to Thomaston, CT for their Annual Fire Carnival and Parade. North Madison competed against numerous other fire departments from around the state. Currently, we are awaiting the results from the Connecticut Parade Marshals Association. This year 10-85 and 10-95 headed north to compete for “best appearing” in their respective categories. Check out some of the photos from the evening!


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Independence Day Events 2017

by DC Gabe Balsamo in Company Events, General

Concert on the Green

July 1, 2017
6:15 PM

35th annual Concert on the Green to celebrate the 4th of July holiday weekend. Caribbean band Moto plays at 6:15 followed by the Wallingford Symphony Orchestra playing “Our Great American Music Classics” at 7:00PM. Music in the concert finale includes patriotic pieces such as the “1812 Overture” and “You’re a Grand Old Flag.”
Concert is free but there are reserved ticket areas for patrons who donate $70 or more.

Due to the large number of people expected to attend, everyone is encouraged to arrive early as there will be traffic delays and parking restrictions.  The Concert on the Green is an alcohol-free event.  NO ALCOHOL is allowed on the Madison Town Green.  There will be no parking posted in the area including Copse Road from Bradley Road to Britton Lane.


Independence Day Fireworks

July 3, 2017
9:30 PM


The Town of Madison Annual Independence Day Fireworks display will be held on Monday, July 3, 2017 at approximately 9:30 PM at the Madison Surf Club.  Due to the large numbers of people who are expected at the event, everyone is encouraged to arrive early as there will be traffic delays, road closures and parking restrictions.

  • West Wharf Road
  • Surf Club Road
  • Middle Beach Road
  • Middle Beach Road West
  • Seaview Avenue

Public Transportation/Shuttle Service

Shuttle service will commence at 7:00 PM and will run continuously throughout the evening.  Shuttle service pickup locations include:

  • Samson Rock Drive / Stop & Shop Parking Lot
  • Railroad Station / Bradley Road
  • Durham Road (Rt. 79) Commuter Parking Lot

After the fireworks, shuttle service will return commuters to these locations and will run until all potential passengers are accommodated.



Independence Day Parade

July 4, 2017
11:00 AM

The Town of Madison Annual Independence Day Parade will be held on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, commencing at 11:00 AM.   The parade will proceed west on Boston Post Road (Route 1) from Samson Rock Drive to the West Wharf Road and will end in the Surf Club.  The parade will require road closures.  Residents and motorists should expect traffic delays along the parade route between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM. Affected areas will include Boston Post Road (Route 1) and all intersecting roads between Wall Street/Samson Rock Drive and West Wharf Road, including:

  • Boston Post Road (Route 1)
  • Wall Street
  • Samson Rock Drive
  • Durham Road (Route 79)
  • Meig’s Avenue
  • Academy Street
  • Copse Road
  • Island Avenue
  • Britton Lane
  • West Wharf Road
  • Lantern Hill Road

Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes during the parade.  Residents/Visitors requiring access to Middle Beach Road, or Madison Beach Hotel should use East Wharf Road to access those areas during the parade.  There will be no public access to the Surf Club or to the Madison Country Club (via West Wharf Road) during the parade.

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North Madison Fire Food Drive April 2017

by DC Gabe Balsamo in Company Events, General



For the sixth year in a row, CT shoreline fire departments will host a one-day food drive on Sat. April 8th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. to collect non-perishable food for shoreline residents in need.

At a time of year when food donations are low, this food drive will help to restock the pantries and ensure that everyone in our local communities will have a place at the table. The Soup Kitchens’ five pantries distributed over 1 million pounds of food last year to needy residents. Only 40 percent of this food comes from the CT Food Bank; the remainder must be either purchased or donated, so every item is appreciated. Last year’s drive brought in close to 4,000 pounds of food, and this year’s goal is 6,000 pounds.

Please join the effort by donating food on Saturday, April 8, 2017. North Madison Fire will be stationed outside Roberts Food Center from 9-1p Please do not drop off food before that date.

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2017 Annual Souper Bowl

by DC Gabe Balsamo in Company Events

Join us at the Madison Chamber of Commerce’s
2nd ANNUAL Souper Bowl
Saturday, January 28, Noon to 3pm
Part of the proceeds will benefit  Outrun 38,  a  charity that promotes fitness and healthy living in a supportive community to heighten awareness of Cystic Fibrosis while supporting the growing “healthy sick”
CF population.
Be sure to join us downtown this Saturday,
and bring your family, your friends and your hunger!
If you’d like to avoid the lines and pre-purchase a $10 admission sticker,  please click here .

Many thanks to our Sponsors: 

Essex Savings Bank
The Shoreline Vine
North Madison Volunteer Fire Department
Hammonasset Crossfit
See you Saturday!   Click here if you’d like to share the poster.


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2016 Santa Fundraiser

by DC Gabe Balsamo in Company Events

Santa Claus is coming to town! 

Have your presents delivered by Santa this year. 

This year, the North Madison Volunteer Fire Company, and Madison Hose Company No. 1 have teamed up again to bring Santa to deliver presents to your door in a fire truck!

Santa will be delivering presents on two days. Sunday December 11, and Sunday December 18

Please note, this year we will be delivering presents during two windows of time: 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm. For scheduling purposes, we ask that you please choose a window of time rather than scheduling an exact time for delivery. If neither of these windows of time work for you, please let us know and we will try to accommodate you as best as possible!

Presents can be dropped off at the North Madison Volunteer Fire Company prior to the delivery dates. Once you have registered, we will be in touch to let you know when you can drop off your gifts.

Payments of 25$ per gift can be made when you drop off your gift(s) at the fire department.

This is sure to make your little firefighter’s holiday! Or for some, your big firefighter’s holiday! Happy Holidays to all, and we hope to see you soon!

Complete the online registration form here, through Madison Hose Company No 1

Truck 10

Supporting the…

North Madison Volunteer Fire Company 

Madison Hose Company No. 1 

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Who Is A Volunteer Firefighter?

by DC Gabe Balsamo in Company Events

Saturday April 9, 2016


Volunteer firefighters are your neighbors. Mothers and fathers, husbands and wives, sisters and brothers, and uncles and aunts. Landscapers, students,pilots, plumbers, CEOs, doctors, attorneys, engineers, contractors, paramedics, career firefighters, dog trainers, homemakers, accountants, electricians, IT specialists, administrators, bankers, graphic designers, sales representatives, teachers, business owners, and more …Learn more on Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 864 Opening Hill Road, Madison CT #volunteer #firefighter #NVW2016



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24th Annual Leprechaun 5-Miler A fun St. Patrick’s Day Road Race

by DC Gabe Balsamo in Company Events

Members of the North Madison running team, participated in the 24th Annual Leprechaun 5-Miler Road Race at the surf club this morning. Runners enjoyed this scenic race along Madison’s picturesque shoreline on Middle Beach Road. Though everyone varied in skill level, a great time was had by all!




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Open House 2015

by DC Gabe Balsamo in Company Events

DSC_6086On behalf of the North Madison Volunteer Fire Company, we would like to thank all the neighbors and friends who attended our open house.  The weather was perfect and the turnout was excellent. The day was filled with many interesting activities for both adults and children including the midnight alarm.  Children were able to experience a mock alarm, dress in turnout gear and race to the truck.  The gear might have been a little big for some of our future responders, but all in all, a fun time.  Another popular event was handling hose lines and knocking down flames on a demo house.
Our junior firefighters gave talks on fire safety at home and what to do in an emergency.  Following the presentation, participants got a chance to experience the room filling with smoke, finding their way out of a trailer and finishing with a stop, drop and roll exercise. A special thanks goes to the Branford Fire Department for loaning us their smoke house trailer. All trucks were on display and residents had the opportunity to view the equipment that is used to support responders’ efforts.  The final event was an actual mock bedroom fire. Residents watched as a fire progressed in a confined room and witnessed first hand how firefighters respond and extinguish a fire.

We are very grateful for the support of our community and will continue to honor our commitment to “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”.



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Christmas Santa Fundraiser

by Christopher Steines in Company Events


Madison Hose Company No. 1 and North Madison Volunteer Fire Company will bring Santa to deliver presents to your door in a firetruck! Register today to reserve your spot.

Santa will be delivering presents on two days:
Sunday, December 13 and Sunday, December 20

What time will your present be delivered?
After registration closes, you will be contacted to schedule your delivery time. We will be setting up delivery routes to maximize our time, so we ask that you please be flexible with delivery times. Once your time slot is assigned it cannot be changed.

$20 per present/gift.

Present & Check Drop Off
Presents and checks can be dropped off at Madison Hose Company No. 1 or North Madison Volunteer Fire Company approximately one week prior to your scheduled delivery date. We will contact you with exact drop-off information when your delivery time is scheduled. Presents should be wrapped in plain brown paper and properly addressed.

Questions? Contact:
Chris Dowler, Madison Hose Company No. 1 – (203) 627-5427
Paul Harris, North Madison Volunteer Fire Company – (203) 779-5376
or email

Want to register online?
Complete the form here, through the Madison Hose Company No. 1.

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