Milford Fire Department

Chief Douglas Edo
Address 72 New Haven Avenue
Milford CT 06460


The Milford Fire Department is led by Fire Chief Anthony Fabrizi, (also Emergency Management Director for the City of Milford) and is comprised of 113 fire personnel, 8 fire dispatchers and 5 civilian personnel. The Department consists of four active fire stations, a vehicle / apparatus repair facility, maintenance shop, and a “special services unit” building. The Department also received, in 2013, use of a decommissioned Army repair facility.

Under the direction of the Chief are two Assistant Chiefs, one in command of Operations and one in command of Administration. The Operations Chief is responsible for the day to day activities of the department as well as fire ground operations and Standard Operating Procedures. The Operations Chief also reviews training needs, equipment inventories, and Firefighter safety.

The Administration Chief oversees the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures of the Department. The Administration Chief also serves as the Fire Marshal; directing Fire Prevention and Inspections as well as the Fire Investigation Division.

The Department also staffs additional administrative duties that include two Battalion Chiefs and two Captains. Their responsibilities include planning for all logistical situations, formulating and executing long term goals. They are responsible for department personnel training and securing budgetary needs through planning and grant writing. In addition, other responsibilities include Safety Officer, Haz-Mat Technician and EMS Officer.


The core values of the Milford Fire Department are the foundation on which we perform our duties and conduct ourselves. They are the basis for the Department’s membership to achieve the goals and ideals set forth in the Fire Department’s mission statement.

P: Preparedness: Maintain a constant state of readiness to meet all challenges, natural or man-made

P: Professionalism: To conduct ourselves at all times to the manner at which we swore to oath

A: Abilities: The highest degree of efficiency through training

C: Customer Service: To ensure we deliver the best possible service to our customers/community

R: Respect: Always treat others as they desire to be treated

Marine Units

The mission of the Milford Fire Department Marine Unit is to protect lives and properties, provide emergency medical services, search and rescue capabilities and environmental protection on Long Island Sound and its tributaries.

Milford Fire Department completes this mission with two boats. “Marine 1” a 27 foot aluminum hulled fire boat with a 1000 gallon per minute fire pump capable of pumping AFFF foam through hand lines or master streams as well as “Marine 2” a 19 foot rigid hull inflatable rescue boat.

Water Response Team

The Milford Fire Department utilizes various specialized teams to mitigate atypical hazards. With over 17 miles of coastline [the longest in the state] and the prevalence of water-based activities among the City’s beaches, rivers, ponds and marshes, one prominent unit is the Water Response Team.

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