Santa’s Express – 2014 season…

As Santa is preparing his sleigh for the 2014 season, please check out the link to Santa’s Express information at the top of this page.

All of the details are posted in there for all to review.

Registration starts on October 20st and ends on October 25th.

Please note, due to the popularity of this program, no additional sign-ups will be allowed after October 25th, the final day of registration.

To get the best date and time, please plan to signup early!!

Registration is now complete and everyone should have received their time and date.  Reminder that this week (Nov 17th – 21st) is gift drop-off between 6pm and 8pm.  Please come down this week to drop off your gifts!

Reminder: Once your date is set, it cannot be changed.  We have over 1,000 children for Santa to visit and the schedule is now full.

A make-up gift drop-off for those who didn’t get down to drop-off last week will be this coming Tuesday (the 25th) from 6pm to 7pm.  Please make sure you see us that night with your gifts!  Thank you!!

We look forward to seeing you for the 2014 season!


Thank you.


From the Berlin Citizen….

Fire crews worked over the weekend to clear snow and ice from around hydrants in town, but much more work is needed, says Chief Mark Lewandowski of Kensington Fire Rescue.

The recent storm has buried hydrants and it’s likely some won’t be visible until spring, he said. In the meantime, fire departments, are asking the public to provide any assistance they can in identifying and clearing hydrants.

Lewandowski said despite the fire crews efforts many more hydrants are still under piles of snow..

Please see link below for more information:

All companies respond for a deadly house fire…

From the Berlin Citizen…

A house fire at 110 Butternut Lane Friday afternoon around 2:30 left the residence heavily damaged and its sole occupant with injuries that proved fatal. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

According to Deputy Fire Marshal Matt Odishoo roofers on the house next door smelled smoke and then saw smoke coming from the eaves and attic area of the ranch house. The roofers obtained a key from neighbors and tried to enter the house, but the smoke made that impossible. The fire call came in at 2:27 p.m. Kensington Volunteer Fire Department was the first on the scene and firefighters found heavy smoke coming out the front door.

Lillian Bolin, an elderly woman with health problems, was still alive when fire personal arrived at the scene. Hunters Ambulance was immediately summoned as was LifeStar. Bolin was treated at the scene and then flown by LifeStar to Bridgeport Hospital. She succumbed due to her injuries around 9:30 p.m.

Odishoo said the fire was mainly in the area between the kitchen and the dining room. He said “the fire was quickly knocked down.” However, the entire house did sustain smoke damage.

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All four companies in the town respond to a house fire with a person trapped…

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Firefighting Tradition…

The people who stand ready to trade their lives for ours are part of a tradition that goes back 400 years…

Check out a wonderful article at American Heritage Magazine.