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     Rescue Squad 1


     Rescue Squad 1 is a volunteer company comprised of members from all of the surrounding Branford engine companies. Tasked with special rescue response and mitigation, we pride ourselves with a higher level of training and experience. Operating out of Fire Headquarters at 45 North Main Street, the rescue responds to a variety of incidents across the Town of Branford.

     Types of incidents include structure fires, motor vehicle accidents, hazardous materials, emergency medical calls, and special rescues to include high/low angle rope rescue, elevator rescue, vehicle/machinery rescue, confined space rescue, and water/ice rescue. We carry a vast assortment of equipment which requires our members to train often, and attend some of the most challenging classes in the country. Rescue members are dedicated, "out-side the box" type of people who always make several plans of action for one specific problem.

     The Rescue Squad responds with not only our main apparatus, but several specialized pieces of equipment depending on incident severity. Having members across the town responding with their perspective engine company, we can perform a size-up and begin making a plan of action right when they arrive. Thus starting the initial rescue operation before any specialized equipment even arrives on scene at the incident.




Michael Acquino

1st Lieutenant:
Ryan Dugan

2nd Lieutenant:
David Laurello


D.C. Timothy Murray 


Active Members:
Capt. Eric Wagner - Co.4
Lt. Lawrence Fisher II - Co.4
Lt. Tyler Mahoney - Co.9
Lt. Chris Gagliardi - Co.9
FF. Brock Kopp - Co.9
FF. Justin Infantino - Co.9
FF. Joseph Petrosino Jr - Co.9


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Branford Fire Department 45 North Main Street, Branford, CT 06405 Non-Emergency: (203) 488-7266 Emergency: 911