Welcome to the official website of the Southport Fire Department.

The Southport Fire Department is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the protection of the residents of Southport and Fairfield. Established in 1895 following a devastating fire in Southport, Connecticut, our dedicated volunteers have been faithfully serving the community for well over 100 years. The Village of Southport is located in the Town of Fairfield which rests on the southwestern coast of Connecticut and the north shore on Long Island Sound. Southport rests approximately 55 miles northeast of New York City.

Abreviated History of The Southport Fire Department

The Southport Fire Department was organized October 2, 1895 following an arson fire that claimed $10,000 in damages to the warehouses of C.O. Jelliff and the lives of 4 horses trapped in a neighboring barn which also burned. It took nearly three hours for the villagers and the Fairfield Volunteer Hook & Ladder Co. to extinguish the blaze. Within two weeks there were already 23 members in newly formed department and they began the process of purchasing a Gleason & Bailey pump, 200 feet of hose, and a Hook & Ladder truck equipped with various length extension ladders.

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  • Our Mission Statement

    Through leadership, dedication, integrity, professionalism, and education the Southport Fire Department strives to protect the lives and property of the residents and visitors of Southport, Fairfield and wherever else called upon to serve during times of need. The department accomplishes this mission by providing a vast range of emergency services, community relations and fire prevention education locally and answering the call to respond to any disaster or terrorist attack abroad. The department also strives to protect and preserve the health and wellness of our volunteer membership and their families.

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