Democratic mayoral candidate Mary-Jane Foster, citing low staffing levels, writes that tax credits and academic achievement should be among the incentives utilized to attract more city residents to public safety employment. “By embracing change and transforming the way we recruit, hire and train our police force, we will become the community partners we need to […]
Entries Categorized as 'Firefighters'
May 26th, 2015 · 108 Comments · City Politics, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events
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May 21st, 2015 · 14 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events
From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Friends, family members and fellow firefighters gathered in City Hall’s Council Chambers on Wednesday night to celebrate the promotion of six members of the Bridgeport Fire Department.
May 21st, 2015 · 1 Comment · Firefighters, News and Events
From Steve Krauchick, Doing It Local: Just after 3:30 hursday morning firefighter received numerous calls for a fire at 206 Scofield Avenue. When I arrived about six minutes after hearing the call the 2nd floor and attic were fully engulfed in flames. Firefighters were already on scene and had begun an impressive interior attack that […]
May 19th, 2015 · 6 Comments · City Budget, City Council, City Politics, Education, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events
Citizen fiscal watchdog John Marshall Lee often encourages City Council members to eat their OATs–open, accountable, transparent–while reviewing the city budget. In his latest address to the council Monday night, Lee suggests they coulda cut the budget they approved recently. From Lee: The budget for the 2015-16 that the Mayor presented to you in a […]
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May 5th, 2015 · 4 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events
From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Today, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch and Fire Chief Brian Rooney announced that nearly 50,000 free smoke alarms have been installed in the Park City since the inception of its “Safe Asleep” program. They also unveiled a new phase of the program, including an advertising initiative, in order to grow […]
City Council Rejects Tax Break, Plus: Lee On Budget: ‘Half Truths Of Padding, Ghost Employees And Half Stories’
May 5th, 2015 · 20 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Firefighters, Law Enforcement
Update: votes against. In a rare vote against Mayor Bill Finch Monday night the City Council torpedoed a proposed tax break for a developer. Prior to the council meeting citizen fiscal observer John Marshall Lee, considering a run for City Council, addressed the legislative and budget body as a whole Monday night, “the last chance […]
April 18th, 2015 · 1 Comment · Best of Bridgeport, Firefighters, News and Events
From public safety spokesman Bill Kaempffer: Mayor Bill Finch proclaimed April 17, 2015, as Alexander Cody Day in the City of Bridgeport. Alexander called 911 after his mother suffered multiple seizures and provided operators from 911 and AMR with key, potentially life-saving information.
April 10th, 2015 · 11 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events
From Frank Juliano, CT Post: Former state Sen. Ernie Newtown, twice convicted and facing prison once again, called 911 and fled his Read Street house Friday morning, when he saw smoke coming from the basement.