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Entries Categorized as 'Firefighters'

Crowing About Krauchick’s Work

January 17th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Analysis and Comment, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

It’s hard to know if Steve Krauchick, the ubiquitous videographer of Doing It Local, is a journalistic night owl or early bird. Capturing breaking news stories involving police and fire, he is both. A dispatch scanner can be a blessing, or a curse, depending on the story. And many of his voiceovers come with human […]

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Driver Simulator Assists Public Safety

January 12th, 2016 · 3 Comments · Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

Steve Krauchick of Doing It Local shares this video report about an investment in public safety to assist police and fire department personnel driving in emergency conditions. When a police officer leaves the academy they continue to get training on everything except police driving refresher courses, that is until now. The city of Bridgeport has […]

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Fire In North End Claims Infant, Smoke Detectors Not Connected

January 3rd, 2016 · 2 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

A three-year-old girl died from a condo fire at 715 Frenchtown Road early Sunday morning, according to mayoral spokesman Av Harris. Firefighters say smoke detectors had been disconnected. This fire comes just days after a condo fire in the North End displaced more than 100 residents.

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North End Fire Leaves More Than 100 Homeless, Families Need Help

December 31st, 2015 · 2 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

From Jim Shea, CT Post: More than 100 people are homeless after a fire ripped through a condominium complex, forcing residents into the street early Thursday morning. All the residents were able to escape safely. Firefighters used a ladder truck to rescue one resident on the third floor of the 215 Charles St. building. That […]

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Fire Causes Heavy Damage To Multi-Family Home

October 22nd, 2015 · 8 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

From public safety spokesman Kevin Coughlin. Video courtesy of Steve Krauchick of Doing It Local. The Bridgeport Fire Department successfully extinguished a one-alarm blaze last night that displaced seven adults and two children. On October 21, 2015 at approximately 7:55 p.m., firefighters responded to a call regarding a fire in the area of Capitol Ave. […]

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Firefighters Union Endorses Ganim

October 15th, 2015 · 42 Comments · City Politics, Firefighters, News and Events

If you can’t beat him, join him, right? Firefighters endorsed Bill Finch in the Democratic primary, but now they’re throwing their general election support behind the candidate who defeated him, Joe Ganim.

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Another Fire At Abandoned Factory Near Steel Point

September 4th, 2015 · 40 Comments · Development and Zoning, Firefighters, News and Events

A fire Friday afternoon broke out at the former AGI Rubber factory at Stratford Avenue and Kossuth Street sending plumes of smoke visible from I-95 during rush hour. The Fire Department has responded to several fires there the past few years near the Steel Point redevelopment area on the East Side just beyond Downtown.

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Electrical Workers Endorse Finch

August 4th, 2015 · 15 Comments · City Politics, Firefighters, News and Events

From the Finch campaign: Today, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 488 announced that they are supporting Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch re-election bid.

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