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Ganim Appoints Henry Polite Fire Marshal To Oversee Investigations

May 20th, 2016 · 18 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

Ahead of appointing a replacement for the retiring Fire Chief Brian Rooney, Mayor Joe Ganim on Friday named Henry Polite fire marshal.

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A Farewell To Fire Chief Rooney

May 19th, 2016 · 15 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

Fire Chief Brian Rooney will receive a retirement sendoff Friday from noon to 2 p.m. at City Council Chambers. Rooney will leave city service after 44 years in the Fire Department, the last 10 years as chief. Bridgeport’s City Charter require the chiefs of police and fire serve no more than two five-year terms.

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Brian Rooney To Retire As Fire Chief, Who’s Next In Line?

May 17th, 2016 · 58 Comments · Analysis and Comment, Civil Service, Firefighters, News and Events

UPDATE: Bridgeport Fire Chief Brian Rooney is planning his retirement from the department later this week, per city charter regulation limiting the chief’s tenure to two five-year terms. One of the prominent names as a possible replacement on an acting basis is Assistant Fire Chief Richard Thode, a department veteran for more than 20 years. […]

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City Firefighter Killed In Car Crash

May 14th, 2016 · 2 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

Off-duty city firefighter Jimmie Jones, an eight-year veteran of the department, was killed Saturday afternoon after his car hit a truck and then a utility pole on Bishop Avenue near Connecticut Avenue, according to Mayor Joe Ganim’s spokesman Av Harris.

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Read It And Roar–The Top 100 Municipal Wage Earners For 2015

January 30th, 2016 · 106 Comments · City Budget, News and Events

Okay, strap in, grab a cup of joe, or if you need it a cocktail, to review the list of top 100 wage earners for 2015 once again dominated by police officers whose pay was padded by overtime, some of them retirement payout and vacation and comp days. Some of the police overtime is also […]

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Have Cops Soured On The Ganim Land Of Milk And Honey? Police Brass Ordered To Turn In Take-Home Cars

January 4th, 2016 · 41 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Budget, City Politics, Law Enforcement

As some police officers have described it, supporting Joe Ganim for mayor after souring on Bill Finch was a pasture to “milk and honey.” Overwhelmingly endorsing Ganim’s candidacy, many police officers donated personally to Ganim’s campaign, they prevailed upon family and friends to do the same. They threw on walking shoes, knocked on doors, banged […]

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Coughlin To Handle Public Safety Communications Duties

August 3rd, 2015 · 11 Comments · Firefighters, Law Enforcement, News and Events

With public safety a key city issue in recent weeks from police staffing levels to neighborhood crime, a communications aide in the mayor’s office has been named a temporary, part-time public information officer, according to Communications Director Brett Broesder. Kevin Coughlin replaces Bill Kaempffer who is currently on leave due to a medical issue.

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Finch, Rooney Promote Firefighters

May 21st, 2015 · 14 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

From city Communications Director Brett Broesder: Friends, family members and fellow firefighters gathered in City Hall’s Council Chambers on Wednesday night to celebrate the promotion of six members of the Bridgeport Fire Department.

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