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Fardy To Would-be Mayors: Get Off Your Butts, Address Public Safety

September 16th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Cops, Firefighters

Retired city firefighter Andy Fardy writes if the potential candidates for mayor (crickets) won’t weigh in about public safety, he will. From Fardy: It’s time for the mayoral candidates to step up and address public safety. To date none of the potential candidates have done so.

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Women Dies From Weekend Fire

September 15th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

From Mayor Bill Finch: Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch and Fire Chief Rooney released the following statement about the passing of Marisol Estrada, who was critically injured in a fire early Sunday (Click here for more info on the fire: cour.at/1ph8agI).

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Washington Avenue Fire Hospitalizes Four, Child And Mother Critical

September 14th, 2014 · 5 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

UPDATE from CT Post here. Video of fire and rescue: A fire inside an apartment building on Washington Avenue early Sunday morning hospitalized four people including a two-year-old who’s listed in critical condition, according to city public safety spokesman Bill Kaempffer. Firefighters entered the building to rescue victims with the aid of an aerial ladder […]

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Work Continues Following Fire

September 13th, 2014 · No Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Local, state and federal agencies continue to work together to take all steps necessary to protect public health and safety, and natural resources, in the aftermath of a five-alarm fire at 25 Grant Street in Bridgeport, Conn. that started on Thursday night.

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Massive Fire Forces Evacuation Of 400, Shoreline Fishing In City Banned

September 12th, 2014 · 19 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

From Public Safety spokesman Bill Kaempffer, Friday afternoon update: After a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter flyover, the state scaled back fishing restrictions after water runoff from a massive fire Thursday left a reddish purple film in the water. Fishing along the Bridgeport shoreline from the Fairfield border to Pleasure Beach remains banned. Recreational and commercial […]

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Pizza Promotes Smoke Detectors

August 28th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

Story by Bill Kaempffer, public safety spokesman: Jennifer Ramos and her son Michael heard the sirens blaring as the fire truck pulled up in front of her house on Anson Street. Then the firefighters arrived at her door. And the fire chief. And the mayor. “All I could think was, ‘What the heck?’” Then came […]

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Who Wants Pie? Firefighters To Deliver Free Pizza To Promote Fire Safety

August 27th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

From Bill Kaempffer, public safety spokesman: Mayor Bill Finch and the city Fire Department again are partnering with Domino’s Pizza in an effort to save lives through the city’s free smoke alarm program. On Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014,  city firefighters will be delivering pizzas ordered from the Main Street restaurant. If the customer can show […]

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