Dayville Fire Company
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About

The Dayville Fire Company is a combination fire company that protects the village of Dayville from medical, fire, hazardous material, and environmental emergencies. The Dayville Fire Company was established in 1937 to protect the ever-growing village of Dayville, but the roots of fire protection in Dayville can be traced back to the mid to late 1800s when the fire protection for the local mills would also respond to fires in the village.

The Dayville Fire Company covers an area that is about nine square miles in size and is one of the most diverse and busy fire districts – not only in the Town of Killingly but also in all of Windham County. Dayville is the center of the Town of Killingly and covers the main intersection of Route 12 and Route 101, which is the location of many commercial buildings and shopping plazas. We also cover the town’s industrial park, housing several large warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing facilities; some of these include the town’s largest employer: the fifth largest Frito Lay plant in North America, and a three-turbine natural gas power plant. We also protect Quinebaug Valley Community College, the Killingly elementary and middle schools, an alternative high school, and several other preschools and daycare facilities. We also cover about six miles of Interstate 395, have multiple large elderly housing complexes, and a large residential base.

  • 1937

    Founded

    The Dayville Volunteer Fire Company was founded by Byron F Barrowclough as a ‘one-man’ fire department, as a response to the Assawauga Mill’s fire brigade being unable to provide fire protection services for the Village of Dayville.

  • 1939

    Incorporated

    The Dayville Volunteer Fire Company was incorporated into a three-company operation, with B. Russell Watt as Chief.

  • 1977

    New Station

    A new, larger station was built facing Hartford Pike.

  • 2015

    Training Center Opens

    The Lt. Dennis R Lemery Memorial Training Center opens, offering fire training services for the fire companies in Killingly and the surrounding areas.

Meet Dayville’s Officers

Mike Shabenas

Mike Shabenas

Chief

  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Fire Officer III
  • Fire Service Instructor II
  • Rescue Technician (Confined Space)
  • Incident Safety Officer - Fire Suppression
JR Adams

JR Adams

Deputy Chief

  • Emergency Medical Responder
  • Fire Service Instructor II
  • Rescue Technician (Confined Space)
Gahrett "Bubba" Bond

Gahrett “Bubba” Bond

Assistant Chief

  • Emergency Medical Responder
  • Fire Officer I
  • Fire Service Instructor I
Jeffrey Buchbinder

Jeffrey Buchbinder

Rescue Captain

  • Emergency Medical Services Instructor
  • Fire Officer II
  • Fire Service Instructor III
  • Rescue Technician (Confined Space)
  • Health and Safety Officer
  • Incident Safety Officer - Fire Suppression
Mike Breyer

Mike Breyer

Captain, Fire Police

Jessica Leader

Jessica Leader

Fire Lieutenant

  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Fire Officer I
  • Fire Service Instructor II
  • Rescue Technician (Confined Space)
Andrew Osborne

Andrew Osborne

Rescue Lieutenant

  • Emergency Medical Responder
  • Fire Officer II
  • Fire Service Instructor I
  • Rescue Technician (Confined Space)
Carson Hadley

Carson Hadley

EMS Lieutenant

  • Emergency Medical Technician
Dylan Hamill

Dylan Hamill

Rescue Lieutenant

  • Emergency Medical Responder
  • Fire Service Instructor II
Karen Greb

Karen Greb

EMS Lieutenant

  • Emergency Medical Technician
Chris Hohler

Chris Hohler

Lieutenant

  • Emergency Medical Responder
  • Firefighter II
John Carvalho

John Carvalho

Chief Engineer

  • Firefighter II
Chris Hohler

Chris Hohler

Engineer

Contact us

This contact form is not intended for emergency services requests. If you are experiencing or have witnessed a fire or medical incident that you wish to report, call 9-1-1 immediately.


CONTACT

Chief Michael Shabenas
Dayville Fire Company
465 Hartford Pike
P.O. Box 307
Dayville, CT 06241

Emergency: 911
Office: 860-774-5525