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Entries Categorized as 'Firefighters'

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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City, Fire Union Reach Concession Agreement, Will Cops Step Up? Ganim Appoints Thode Fire Chief

February 24th, 2017 · 25 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

UPDATE: Mayor named Thode fire chief today (Friday) Mayor Joe Ganim on Wednesday was joined by local Fire Union President Robert Whitbread and acting Chief Richard Thode to announce the city and union have reached a wage agreement on a contract extension through 2020. Ganim says the agreement will save the city more than $1 […]

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2016, Busy Year For Firefighters

February 3rd, 2017 · 13 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

Back in the day the joke in Bridgeport was if you need a cop, call the Fire Department. They respond quickly.

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Ganim: City Is Rebounding

January 3rd, 2017 · 10 Comments · City Budget, Development and Zoning, Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

In a commentary that also appeared in the Connecticut Post, Mayor Joe Ganim highlights initiatives during his first year back in office. A year ago when my administration took office, Bridgeport was facing incredible challenges, including a large budget deficit, a state-mandated property revaluation, increasing crime, and a lack of widespread economic development. Today, thanks […]

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