Logo for: Town of Wallingford

Fire & Emergency Services


Central Fire Headquarters
75 Masonic Avenue

Office Hours

Mon thru Fri, 9 am - 5 pm


Tel: (203) 294-2730 (Non-Emergency)
Fax: (203) 294-2736

Fire Chief: Richard Heidgerd
Emergency Management Director: Richard Heidgerd
Deputy Fire Chief - Administration & Operations: Joseph Czentnar
Deputy Fire Chief - EMS & Training: Samuel C. Wilson, III

Department Responsibilities

  1. Act as liaison with police and civilian dispatchers for fire and emergency medical dispatching through centralized 911 Center located at the Police Department.
  2. Provide emergency paramedic services at the Paramedic, Ambulance Transport, and Emergency First Responder/Defibrillator levels.
  3. Offer public fire and emergency medical education.
  4. Respond as Emergency First Responder to Hazardous Materials emergencies and as local contact for Local Emergency Planning Committee.
  5. Provide technical rescue services including confine space entry capabilities.
  6. Respond to fires, accidents and all other emergencies.
  7. Conduct fire prevention surveys and fire preplanning.
  8. Act as standby at large community functions.
  9. Provide general assistance daily to citizens whenever requested.
  10. Work with local industries to develop emergency plans and conduct emergency drills.

Public Participation Needed

Please take this short survey concerning the South Central CT Hazard Mitigation Plan.