It’s hard to know if Steve Krauchick, the ubiquitous videographer of Doing It Local, is a journalistic night owl or early bird. Capturing breaking news stories involving police and fire, he is both. A dispatch scanner can be a blessing, or a curse, depending on the story. And many of his voiceovers come with human […]
Entries Categorized as 'Firefighters'
January 17th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events
January 12th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events
Steve Krauchick of Doing It Local shares this video report about an investment in public safety to assist police and fire department personnel driving in emergency conditions. When a police officer leaves the academy they continue to get training on everything except police driving refresher courses, that is until now. The city of Bridgeport has […]
January 3rd, 2016 · 2 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events
A three-year-old girl died from a condo fire at 715 Frenchtown Road early Sunday morning, according to mayoral spokesman Av Harris. Firefighters say smoke detectors had been disconnected. This fire comes just days after a condo fire in the North End displaced more than 100 residents.
December 31st, 2015 · 2 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events
From Jim Shea, CT Post: More than 100 people are homeless after a fire ripped through a condominium complex, forcing residents into the street early Thursday morning. All the residents were able to escape safely. Firefighters used a ladder truck to rescue one resident on the third floor of the 215 Charles St. building. That […]
October 22nd, 2015 · 8 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events
From public safety spokesman Kevin Coughlin. Video courtesy of Steve Krauchick of Doing It Local. The Bridgeport Fire Department successfully extinguished a one-alarm blaze last night that displaced seven adults and two children. On October 21, 2015 at approximately 7:55 p.m., firefighters responded to a call regarding a fire in the area of Capitol Ave. […]
October 15th, 2015 · 42 Comments · City Politics, Firefighters, News and Events
If you can’t beat him, join him, right? Firefighters endorsed Bill Finch in the Democratic primary, but now they’re throwing their general election support behind the candidate who defeated him, Joe Ganim.
September 4th, 2015 · 40 Comments · Development and Zoning, Firefighters, News and Events
A fire Friday afternoon broke out at the former AGI Rubber factory at Stratford Avenue and Kossuth Street sending plumes of smoke visible from I-95 during rush hour. The Fire Department has responded to several fires there the past few years near the Steel Point redevelopment area on the East Side just beyond Downtown.
August 4th, 2015 · 15 Comments · City Politics, Firefighters, News and Events
From the Finch campaign: Today, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 488 announced that they are supporting Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch re-election bid.