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Entries Categorized as 'Firefighters'

Take Down Abandoned Buildings

November 24th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Firefighters

Retired city arson investigator Andy Fardy has some advice for the city attending recently to fires at vacant buildings: take them down. From Fardy:

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Massive East Side Fire

November 24th, 2014 · No Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

Video courtesy of Steve Krauchick, Doing It Local. From Bill Kaempffer, public safety spokesman: Firefighters battled a major structure fire Sunday evening on Bershire Avenue. Firefighters responded to 193 Berkshire Ave. and found the building engulfed in flames that threatened two neighboring homes.

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Firefighters Rescue Two From Black Rock House Fire

November 20th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

From Doing It Local Firefighters rescued two people trapped in a house fire at 214 Bennett Street in Black Rock. When firefighters arrived they were aware of two elderly people trapped on the second floor. The firefighters quickly gained entry and rescued the two victims.

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A Special Ride To School

November 8th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

From Bill Kaempffer, public safety spokesman: First-grader Liza Powell got a special ride to school this morning – in a Bridgeport Fire Department Fire Engine.

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Firefighter Accuses City Of Forcing Unpaid Leave Due To Pregnancy

September 29th, 2014 · No Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

From the Associated Press: A Connecticut firefighter says in a federal civil rights lawsuit that she was unfairly disciplined by a city fire department and forced to take unpaid leave because she was pregnant.

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Inventory Of Chemicals In Buildings A Must To Assist Firefighters

September 21st, 2014 · 2 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

From Brian Lockhart, CT Post: Like many of her neighbors along Seaview Avenue, Gladys Fernandez said she had no idea potentially explosive chemicals were stored in the old industrial buildings across the street.

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

September 17th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Firefighters, Law Enforcement

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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