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Ganim Appoints Henry Polite Fire Marshal To Oversee Investigations

May 20th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

Ahead of appointing a replacement for the retiring Fire Chief Brian Rooney, Mayor Joe Ganim on Friday named Henry Polite fire marshal.

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A Farewell To Fire Chief Rooney

May 19th, 2016 · 15 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

Fire Chief Brian Rooney will receive a retirement sendoff Friday from noon to 2 p.m. at City Council Chambers. Rooney will leave city service after 44 years in the Fire Department, the last 10 years as chief. Bridgeport’s City Charter require the chiefs of police and fire serve no more than two five-year terms.

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Brian Rooney To Retire As Fire Chief, Who’s Next In Line?

May 17th, 2016 · 58 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Civil Service, Firefighters, News and Events

UPDATE: Bridgeport Fire Chief Brian Rooney is planning his retirement from the department later this week, per city charter regulation limiting the chief’s tenure to two five-year terms. One of the prominent names as a possible replacement on an acting basis is Assistant Fire Chief Richard Thode, a department veteran for more than 20 years. […]

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Firefighters Remember Jimmie Jones: Like Losing A Family Member

May 15th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

A young city firefighter loses his life in a car accident and his young son who suffered lacerations to his leg recovers in Bridgeport Hospital. Who knows what it’s like to put on a uniform to protect unless you’ve done it? But even those who protect are equally vulnerable to circumstances as the rest of us […]

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City Firefighter Killed In Car Crash

May 14th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

Off-duty city firefighter Jimmie Jones, an eight-year veteran of the department, was killed Saturday afternoon after his car hit a truck and then a utility pole on Bishop Avenue near Connecticut Avenue, according to Mayor Joe Ganim’s spokesman Av Harris.

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Police, Fire Respond Quickly To Car Blaze In West End

May 2nd, 2016 · No Comments · Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

From Steve Krauchick, Doing It Local: (Sunday’s) second car fire was at the intersection of Cottage and Norman Street. Witnesses told me the car was intentionally set. The fire destroyed a garage between two multi-family homes as the residents slept. Police on patrol called it in from their radios to the fire department and got the residents out […]

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Public Safety Largest Increase In Ganim’s Budget Proposal

April 6th, 2016 · 13 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Education, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim’s $560 million proposed budget is now available for review on the city’s website here. To cherry pick items by department see here. The largest increase in the spending plan appears to be public safety where Ganim’s recommending an increase of roughly $23 million over the current fiscal year led by new police […]

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Ganim To Submit Budget Proposal To City Council

April 4th, 2016 · 11 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Council, Firefighters, News and Events

Mayor Joe Ganim will submit his first budget of JG2 tonight to the City Council. It will be referred to the council’s Budget and Appropriations Committee. City financial officials say taxpayers will experience a mixed bag as a result of implementation of reassessed properties for the budget year starting July 1. Council agenda here.

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