Welcome to history of the Canaan Fire Company Inc.
The Canaan Fire Company was organized May 9, 1911. The first equipment consisted of two hose jumpers made from an old parade wagon. A 40-Gallon chemical tank was added the same year. In 1917, the first motor unit was used by the company. This consisted of a second hand chassis equipped with two 35 gallon chemical tanks and a body manufactured by the company members.
In 1920, the company was incorporated and moved into an old store which stood between the present locations of Salisbury Bank & Trust Co. and the Connecticut Power Company. In 1923, the second motor unit was added, the first to carry a pump and a booster tank. The body and racks of this truck, also, were built by company members.
In 1927, the fire house was built, largely through the efforts of the late G.M. Brewer and fellow members. The third unit was acquired in 1930 the REO truck 4 which we still use today for parades and special occasions. A panel truck was purchased in 1935 and was made possible by a bequest from the estate of the late H.B. Ives.
In 1975 the Canaan Fire company moved to it's current location at the intersection of Rte 44 and Rte 7. This is the site we currently provide service and protection to the residents of Canaan.
John F. Foley Lone Oak Challenge Annual Golf Tournament Event to Benefit the Canaan Fire Company
Golf Tournament will be Monday, September 12, 2022 at Fairview Farms in Harwinton, CT.
Format: Best Ball Scramble
$150 Per Person • green fees, cart • coffee available • lunch: boxed lunch served between 11am-12pm • dinner • great raffle • putting contest • 50/50 hole
EXCITING HOLE IN ONE PRIZES TO BE ANNOUNCED AS THEY ARE CONFIRMED!
See link for sign up and sponsorship opportunities!
The Canaan Fire Company will be holding its annual parade on JULY 16, 2022 at 6PM.
The parade will be held in conjunction with the Canaan Railroad Days festivities which includes CARNIVAL on LAWRENCE FIELD, vendor fair and excellent fireworks show!!
The parade will step off on Saturday, JULY 16th at 6PM, sharp. Line-up will begin at 5:15 PM, and we hope that your company will participate in this years fun!
After this past year we are all looking to have some fun ! Be creative with your unit, bring a truck if you only have a few guys, go all out if you want to march, pick a theme if you want to be fun….
We are trying to put on a family friendly fun event that will foster community and the spirit of the old town celebration and we would love for you to be part of this event.
Please RSVP by filling out document on link: 2022 CFC Parade Signup
Refreshments will be served to all marchers following the parade.
We hope to see you there!
The following trophies will be awarded by the Connecticut Parade Marshals Association:
UNIT TRAVELING LONGEST DISTANCE
BEST APPEARING LADDER TRUCK
BEST APPEARING TANKER
BEST APPEARING BRUSH TRUCK
BEST COMMERCIAL PUMPER
BEST CUSTOM PUMPER
BEST MOTORIZED ANTIQUE
BEST COLOR GUARD
BEST FIRE UNIT WITHOUT MUSIC
BEST FIRE UNIT 15 AND UNDER
BEST OVERALL FIRE UNIT
1St Prize: $ 2,000
2nd Prize: $1,000
3rd Prize: $500.00 Gift Certificate Redeemable at C. A. Lindells, 59 Church St, Canaan, CT 06018
4th Prize: $250.00 Gift Certificate Redeemable at Shell
5th Prize: $100.00 Gift Certificate Redeemable at Stop & Shop
Drawing July 17, 2022, at 11 am Lawrence Field, 15 Main Street, North Canaan CT 06018.
Winner need not be present.