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Entries Categorized as 'Firefighters'

Early Morning Fire Hits North End

September 4th, 2017 · No Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

From Steve Krauchick, Doing It Local: Around 7am neighbors began pounding on doors at 2606 Main Street as the fire spread throughout the multi-family home where many were sound asleep. Everyone made it out safely.

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Raising Questions About The Cost Of Police Contract, Pension Obligations

August 24th, 2017 · 7 Comments · City Budget, City Council, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

As the police union contract heads to arbitration, see story here, citizen fiscal observer John Marshall Lee asks about the price tag for the 2015 retroactive contract.

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City Receives Donated Fire Safety Vehicle

August 20th, 2017 · 2 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

Fire Chief Richard Thode, in a video courtesy of Doing It Local, unveils a new fire safety truck donated by actor Denis Leary’s Firefighters Foundation.

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Woman Dies In House Fire Trying To Save Family Dogs

July 23rd, 2017 · 4 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

A woman who tried to rescue family dogs trapped in a house fire on Seltsam Road also died Sunday morning, according to Fire Chief Richard Thode. The fire occurred in the Whiskey Hill neighborhood along the Route 25/8 Connector. Two others were hospitalized by the fire that destroyed the house.

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Here We Go Again, Another Fire At Former Rubber Plant, Emergency Demo Ordered

July 14th, 2017 · 56 Comments · Development and Zoning, Firefighters, News and Events

Update: City orders emergency demolition. See here. “Due to the fire and safety hazards that currently exist because of the most recent fire (Wednesday), an emergency order for demolition was issued by the Building Department in collaboration with the Bridgeport Fire Department,” according to city spokeswoman Rowena White. A demo crew was on site Friday morning. […]

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Does It Matter Where They Live? 30 Percent Of Uniformed Services Reside In City

May 25th, 2017 · 17 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Firefighters, Law Enforcement

About 30 percent of Bridgeport’s 702 public safety officers reside in the city, according to statistics provided by the city for members of police and fire services.

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Students Salute City Firefighters

May 5th, 2017 · 88 Comments · Best of Bridgeport, Education, Firefighters, News and Events

On International Firefighters Day, city school students and neighborhood residents saluted Bridgeport’s public safety, courtesy of an event organized by the 138th Democratic Town Committee that represents the Upper East Side.

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Examine Demographics Of Police And Fire Recruits

April 26th, 2017 · 24 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Firefighters, Law Enforcement

Since Joe Ganim’s return to the mayoralty on December 1, 2015 he has added more than 100 public safety officers, 79 in the Police Department and 36 in the Fire Department. Several OIB readers have asked about the demographic breakdown in the respective departments during that period. Following an OIB request to the city here’s […]

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