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New Generation Of Black Leaders More Concerned With ‘What’s In It For Me’

December 21st, 2014 · 7 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

Retired city firefighter Donald Day shares a perspective on leadership differences in the black community past and present. Day served as president of the Firebird Society and fought for racial balance in the Fire Department. With all the press about a vacuum in the black leadership here in Bridgeport, from the NAACP and our black […]

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Don’t Do This At Home

December 18th, 2014 · No Comments · Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Mayor Bill Finch and public safety officials on Wednesday conducted a news conference at Fire Headquarters to highlight safety tips, even simulating the hazards of a Christmas tree fire.

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City Honors Firefighters For Saving Elderly Woman

December 2nd, 2014 · No Comments · City Council, Firefighters, News and Events

From Public Safety spokesman Bill Kaempffer: Mayor Bill Finch and City Council honored three firefighters Monday in City Council Chambers for their heroic rescue of a 93-year-old woman in a Nov. 19, house fire on Bennett Street.

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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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