Former deputy fire chief dies

Schientinger2A former Bridgeport deputy fire chief who served the city for 33 years died at a city hospital earlier this week.

William “Bill” Schietinger, Jr., passed away Friday at St. Vincent’s Medical Center. He was 79 years old.

Schietinger joined the Bridgeport Fire Department on April 1, 1958. He also worked as the general manager of Bridgeport-Fairfield American Medical Response.

Calling hours for Schietinger wil be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Lesko & Polke Funeral Home at 1209 Post Road in Fairfield. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at a time to be announced.


Wes Duplantier