The Capitol Region Fire Chiefs Association, Inc. (CRFCA) was established on July 1, 1998, and is open for membership to any Chief Officer (active or retired) from municipal, volunteer or non-profit fire departments located within the Capitol Region. The Capitol Region and Capitol Region Towns are defined as those towns that are members of the Capitol Region Council of Governments and/or DEMHS Region 3 for the State of Connecticut. Currently there are 41 towns eligible to participate.
Capitol Region Fire Chiefs Association, Inc. holds monthly meetings the third Thursday of each month at various locations within the capitol region. Member departments take turns hosting meetings (with the exception of July and August) designed to promote interaction and interoperability between all members in the Capitol Region. Meetings are also held to discuss the following mission of the Association:
– To conduct meetings, conferences, and seminars for the mutual education of its members,
– To provide an opportunity for the exchange of current information and opinions through discussion, study, and publications,
– To represent the interests of regional fire services within the Capitol Region Council of Governments and the Capitol Region Emergency Planning Committee,
– To promote cooperation among member departments.
The Capitol Region Fire Chiefs Association, Inc. serves as a lead agency for Regional Emergency Support Function (RESF) 4 Fire Service under the Regional Emergency Support Plan (RESP) for Connecticut Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) Region 3 and the Capitol Region Emergency Planning Committee (CREPC).