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Branford Fire Department Headquarters
43 N Main St, Branford, CT 06405
Since 1964, the Branford Fire Department has been located on North Main Street with the same address but moved to a newMore facility in 2012. Branford's fire history stretches back into the late 1800's with bucket brigades but in 1901 the town officially purchased land on Hillside Avenue to erect a fire station. With 35 career firefighters and 100 volunteers today, the fire department is busy around the clock helping the community and ensuring the safety of all with Branford resident, Chief Jack Ahern in charge. 
VFW Post 12106
99 N Branford Rd, Branford, CT 06405
This location is home to the local Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 12106. Also known as the Branford Memorial Post, theMore local VFW offers a variety of services to veterans of the United States Armed Services and to the community. It fosters camaraderie, honors military service, provides resources for veterans and supports the community with volunteer and charitable initiatives. The hall facility can be rented by members of the community to host private events. 
M.P. Rice Company 2
341 Main St, Branford, CT 06405

This volunteer fire department has a long history. It interestingly enough got its name through a contest. VotersMore paid five cents to cast their votes, and M.P. Rice, a member of the first Branford Board of Fire Commissioners, won the election, receiving 1,200 votes.

One of the town's two fire trucks was stored at town hall at the turn of the century, and the M.P. Rice station was built shortly after to house the vehicle.

Today Captain Brain Mazzarella leads the department. He and 27 volunteers work to serve the people of Branford.

Short Beach Hook Hose & Ladder Company 4
Short Beach Road and Clark Avenue, Branford, CT 06405

This fire station is located in Short Beach and is an all-volunteer outfit. Captain Eric Wagner leads his team of 22More firefighters.

The company was organized in 1911, just a few years after the main fire department in town was formed. According to the Branford Fire Department website, "the town of Branford supplied several lengths of fire hose and a nozzle, which were kept in Edward Knowles grocery store. A chapel bell would be rung to alert the volunteers when there was a fire."

John B. Sliney Field
South Montowese Street, Branford, CT 06405

Following scenic Route 146 (also known as South Montowese Street) from downtown Branford will lead you to SlineyMore Field, located in Foote Park—just make sure you take the quick turn into the park after passing Indian Neck Garage. 

Sliney field is the home of the Branford Little League, and spring and summer keep the two fenced-in fields busy around the clock. You will also find two baseball fields, one T-ball field, four backstops and four concrete dugouts. The baseball outfields also double as a soccer field, and there is a concession stand.

This park is maintained by the by  the town recreation department with volunteer help from the Little League organization.

US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 2401
Thimble Island Rd & School St, Branford, CT 06405

Since 1931, the Branford US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 2401 has been serving the community as a civilian,More non-military component of the US Coast Guard.

Though the home-base is set in Stony Creek, the volunteers often perform safety patrols from New Haven harbor to Clinton and vessel exams every weekend at Brewers Bruce & Johnson's marina in Branford.

The department says most patrol boats fly an Auxiliary flag for those who are looking for assistance or just want to say hi.

Seniors Helping Seniors
87 1/2 Midwood Rd, Branford, CT 06405

Seniors Helping Seniors is a provider of home-care services for seniors; senior volunteer provide assistance to thoseMore in need. Service hours are flexible and tailored to meet the client's schedule and needs.

The South Central Connecticut office serves the towns of Madison, Guilford, Branford, Westbrook, Durham, Haddam, Chester, Deep River, Essex, Killingworth, East Haven, North Haven, North Branford, Old Saybrook, and Clinton. Services include cooking, yard work, respite care, care for dementia or Alzheimer's, providing transporation for doctor's visits, dressing and grooming, companionship, and light housekeeping.