Coventry Fire & EMS
By CHUCK LOWE, Correspondent | October 05, 2020 | CONNECTICUT
Story No. 100520106
Photo by Chuck LoweEngine 118 - 2005 IHC 7400 / E-One 1000/600.
Photo by Chuck LoweEngine 318 - 1993 E-One Cyclone TC 1500/1000 Not Renumbered at time of Photo.
Photo by Chuck LoweEngine 418 - 2017 Spartan ERV Metro Star 1500/1000.
Photo by Chuck LoweTanker 218 - 2017 Freightliner 114SD / Midwest 1250/3000.
Photo by Chuck LoweRescue 218 - 2013 Spartan Metro Star / Rescue 1.
Photo by Chuck LoweTruck 218 - 2001 Pierce Dash 1500/300/105' aerial Originally Rocky Hill Truck 2: acquired 2017.
Photo by Chuck LoweForestry 118 - 2002 Ford F-350 / FD Built 150/200.
Photo by Chuck LoweAmbulance 518 - 2018 Dodge Ram 4500 / Lifeline
After 73 years of independent operation, the Coventry Volunteer Firefighters Association and North Coventry Volunteer Fire Department merged on June 30th. The new department will be known as "Town of Coventry Fire & EMS". As indicated this agency will continue to handle the ambulance service that was taken over a few years earlier. Bud Meyers, who previously served as Chief in North Coventry, will be the interim Chief for the new agency.
The Town will continue operating out of four stations as department 18. All units will be identified with their "type" followed by station assignment and the 18 designation. EMS units with be numbered with the 500 series and based out of Station 2 at 3427 Main St. The department will remain a volunteer organization but will now staff the first out Ambulance with a paid/per-diem crew.
This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.