Funding for Connecticut Fire Academy

June 28, 2023

The federal government has awarded $334,789 to the Connecticut Fire Academy to improve the safety and effectiveness of firefighters across our state. The money will be used to enhance the academy’s training programs, equipment, and overall operations. The funds are coming from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) through its Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.

The Connecticut Fire Academy is administered by the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control, which is a division of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. It is responsible for providing a state-of-the-art training and education facility for firefighters serving in departments statewide.

Programs are offered at its complex at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, and classes are also offered throughout the state at various locations including the Eastern Connecticut Fire School in Willimantic. It is the only affiliated facility east of the Connecticut River. Crews finished building the Eastern CT Fire School in 2019 at a cost of $15.3 million with unique features spread out over a 15-acre campus. The facility received a Training Facilities Bronze Award in Firehouse’s 2020 Station Design Awards.


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