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Washington Avenue Fire Hospitalizes Four, Child And Mother Critical

September 14th, 2014 · 3 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

UPDATE from CT Post here. Video of fire and rescue: A fire inside an apartment building on Washington Avenue early Sunday morning hospitalized four people including a two-year-old who’s listed in critical condition, according to city public safety spokesman Bill Kaempffer. Firefighters entered the building to rescue victims with the aid of an aerial ladder […]

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Massive Fire Forces Evacuation Of 400, Shoreline Fishing In City Banned

September 12th, 2014 · 19 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

From Public Safety spokesman Bill Kaempffer, Friday afternoon update: After a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter flyover, the state scaled back fishing restrictions after water runoff from a massive fire Thursday left a reddish purple film in the water. Fishing along the Bridgeport shoreline from the Fairfield border to Pleasure Beach remains banned. Recreational and commercial […]

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‘U Drive. U Text. U Pay.’

September 1st, 2014 · 4 Comments · Cops, News and Events

From Bill Kaempffer, public safety spokesman: The Bridgeport Police Department, along with the Connecticut Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office, today announced the kick-off of an Anti-Texting Enforcement Project, as part of the “U Drive. U Text. U Pay.” campaign. This effort by state and local police will enforce Connecticut’s tough law that prohibits motorists […]

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Pizza Promotes Smoke Detectors

August 28th, 2014 · 8 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

Story by Bill Kaempffer, public safety spokesman: Jennifer Ramos and her son Michael heard the sirens blaring as the fire truck pulled up in front of her house on Anson Street. Then the firefighters arrived at her door. And the fire chief. And the mayor. “All I could think was, ‘What the heck?’” Then came […]

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Who Wants Pie? Firefighters To Deliver Free Pizza To Promote Fire Safety

August 27th, 2014 · 11 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

From Bill Kaempffer, public safety spokesman: Mayor Bill Finch and the city Fire Department again are partnering with Domino’s Pizza in an effort to save lives through the city’s free smoke alarm program. On Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014,  city firefighters will be delivering pizzas ordered from the Main Street restaurant. If the customer can show […]

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Ruff Day For Robber, Balu Tracks Shoeless Suspect

August 15th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Cops, News and Events

From Bill Kaempffer, police spokesman: A shoeless teen faces robbery and weapons charges after police interrupted an attempted armed robbery on Fairfield Avenue.

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City Cop Charged With Excessive Force For Beardsley Park Stomping, Suspended Without Pay

August 8th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Cops, News and Events

The stomping of a city man in Beardsley Park in 2011 has led to the federal indictment of  city police officer Clive Higgins on civil rights violations. The two other officers involved in the kicking of a suspect have entered guilty pleas in the matter. The officer was placed on unpaid suspension, according to city […]

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