about our members


e are NEIGHBORS helping NEIGHBORS. The Stonington Borough Volunteer Fire Company, Inc is a 100% volunteer organization made up of men and women of various ages and backgrounds who come together to provide firefighting and non-firefighting services.  Our members include college students, technicians, accountants, plumbers, truck drivers, career firefighters, EMTs, business owners, and more.  We view our work as both challenging and rewarding and we have a variety of opportunities for you to serve this department and our community. Becoming a member is an excellent way to serve the community by providing an essential service, meet new people, learn new skills and experience the action and excitement associated with emergency responses. Many of our volunteers embrace the profession and go on to become career (paid) firefighters in the area.  We are always looking for new members, including those who are not interested in becoming firefighters (also see information about our Ladies and Fire Police below).  We recognize that family and work are priorities, so we are very flexible regarding the time commitments of our volunteers.

Current Command Staff

  • Richard Hanratty
    Richard Hanratty Department Treasurer
  • Chris Capazzi
    Chris Capazzi Chaplain
  • Jeff Hoadley
    Jeff Hoadley Chief
  • Robert Hersh
    Robert Hersh Engineer
  • Michael Ruffin
    Michael Ruffin 1st Lieutenant
  • Theresa Hersh
    Theresa Hersh Deputy Chief
  • Matthew Buck
    Matthew Buck Company Treasurer
  • Ty Alberti
    Ty Alberti Captain
  • John Delmhorst
    John Delmhorst Fire Police Captain

In Memory Of

  • Charlie J. Chiappone
    Charlie J. Chiappone
  • Michael Blair
    Michael Blair
Stonington Borough Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.