Please join us in helping one of our brothers from the Drakeville Volunteer Fire Department:

The Drakeville Volunteer Fire Department is holding a pasta supper Saturday, September 27 from 5pm to 8pm at the firehouse to benefit one of their firefighters recently diagnosed with cancer. Firefighter Steve Simasek was recently diagnosed with Esophageal Cancer last month and is required to undergo a series of costly procedures. “Steve has been a dedicated member of Drakeville and other area fire departments for over a decade and now it’s time for us to give back to him”, said Chris Tessman, president of the department”.

Steve has spent countless hours training to serve as an interior firefighter within the city of Torrington and other Litchfield County companies. Steve has been an Engine and Tanker driver for Drakeville too. “Steve has got an incredible amount of experience and he’s one of those guys you look to, to help the younger generation of firefighter learn and become versatile themselves”, Tessman added.

The pasta supper will be a Drakeville classic offering hot pasta and marinara sauce complemented with salad and drinks. Coffee and dessert will also be available. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. All proceeds from the event will directly benefit Firefighter Simasek for medical costs. The Drakeville Volunteer Fire Department is located at 1349 Marshall Lake Road in Torrington.

Donations in any amount can also be sent to the department at…

434 Norfolk Road

Torrington, CT 06790

For more information contact Drakeville’s firehouse at (860) 482-6694 or visit them on Facebook at