Our story begins prior to 1943. However, just as the image above depicts, the Occum Fire Department was officially founded on August 4, 1943 when the Board of Selectmen voted to accept the department as a regular town fire department. Occum Fire Department, or Station 4, is one of five volunteer fire companies in the City of Norwich, CT, along with Taftville (Station 2), Yantic (Station 3), East Great Plains (Station 5), and Laurel Hill (Station 6).
Occum Fire Department is the northern-most district in the city of Norwich. Within its area of responsibility is I-395 between exits 14 and 18, which is shared mutually with Yantic Fire Company. Occum Fire Department responds to calls for not only fires and EMS, but also mutual aid and service calls to the surrounding companies as well as Baltic and Lisbon when asked. Occum Fire Department is equipped with Engine 41, Engine Tanker 42, Squad 4, and Marine 4.