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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August 28th, 2014 · 7 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events
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 […]
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.
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.
September 18th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events
Bill Kaempffer, the city’s public safety spokesman, shares this feature about city firefighter Sheilyan Vega: Firefighter Sheilyan Vega is the first ever Latina firefighter to place first on a promotional exam and is the first Latina to serve as a pumper engineer in the history of the Bridgeport Fire Department.
September 16th, 2013 · 23 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events
From Bill Kaempffer, Fire Department spokesman: Mayor Bill Finch will swear in 11 new Fire Department lieutenants and pumper engineers on Tuesday (tonight) in Council Chambers.
September 4th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events
From Bill Kaempffer, Fire Department spokesman: Mayor Bill Finch and Fire Chief Brian Rooney dedicated a new 33-foot fire boat that will be a major asset for the Fire Department in protecting city residents, businesses and visitors.