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Entries Tagged as 'Brian Rooney'

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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Firefighter Vega: ‘I Wanted To Be That Face For A Little Girl’

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.

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Mayor To Swear In Fire Personnel

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.

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Officials Dedicate New Fire Boat

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.

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Fire Union Leadership Claims Resistance To Safety And Training

January 25th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

The Executive Board of Bridgeport Firefighters Local 834 shares this commentary that centers on enhancing safety and training for city firefighters. The Executive Board of Bridgeport Firefighters Local 834 would like to elaborate on the statements and content contained in the Connecticut Post article of Jan. 14. We hope to clearly state that our efforts […]

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Say Hello To New Firefighters

January 17th, 2013 · 4 Comments · Firefighters, News and Events

Twenty-one new Bridgeport firefighters were sworn in Wednesday evening in City Council Chambers by Board of Fire Commission Chairman Stuart Rosenberg in front of friends, family and Fire Department officials.

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