The South Fire District preserves and protects lives and properties and offers a range of fire prevention and suppression services. It provides various emergency medical and rescue services. The district maintains a fleet of engines, aerial ladders, trucks, marines and cars. The South Fire District employs a staff of chiefs, lieutenants and firefighters. It also offers fire safety education services to the general public. The district administers a smoke detector program and provides emergency water removal services. The South Fire District is located in Middletown, Conn.