The town of Killingly is 50 square miles and consists of approximatly 18,000 people. The town is covered by 6 Fire Departments and one ambulance corps.
All of the fire stations are Volunteer. Further information can be found on the Quinebaug Valley Dispatch website at www.QVEC.org
The South Killingly Fire Department serves the District of South Killingly in the town of Killingly. It covers approximatly 21 square miles.
South Killingly is an unmanned volunteer station housing an Engine, Engine-Tanker, Brush Truck, Light Rescue, Boat and Technical Rescue Trailer.
South Killingly Fire Company Volunteers got first call during blaze in '56
"I was driving home from work one night that fall, (1956), and saw more than 50 acres of Christmas trees in flames. We had no choice but to react fast", said former Chief Raymond Daly. And so became the South Killingly Fire Company. "As long as the area was growing, we decided to start a department of our own." In 1957 Frank J. Davis donated 1 acre to build the fire house on. In 1958 the Rt. 6 Garage was complete. And so brings us to to the same garage today. Many new faces were introduced over the years, and some were lost too soon, but all are still remembered till this very day!
The South Killingly Fire Company History committee is always looking for more information of the South Killingly Fire Company early years. If you should have information and would like to share please feel free to contact us via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org