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Women Dies From Weekend Fire

September 15th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

From Mayor Bill Finch: Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch and Fire Chief Rooney released the following statement about the passing of Marisol Estrada, who was critically injured in a fire early Sunday (Click here for more info on the fire: cour.at/1ph8agI).

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Washington Avenue Fire Hospitalizes Four, Child And Mother Critical

September 14th, 2014 · 5 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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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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Firebirds Ask Feds To Investigate City’s Hiring Practices

December 26th, 2013 · 48 Comments · City Council, Firefighters, News and Events

The president of the Firebird Society of Bridgeport has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder urging him to investigate concerns about the city’s hiring and promotional practices in the Fire Department he claims have impacted black and female candidates.

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Mayor, Fire Chief Promote Safety With 40,000th Free Smoke Detector

October 15th, 2013 · 2 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

From Bill Kaempffer, public safety spokesman: In what is believed to an unprecedented effort to promote fire safety, the Bridgeport Fire Department installed its 40,000th free smoke detector Tuesday on Brooks Street.

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