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NFPA: Nearly 17,000 firefighters injured in 2013

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From a press release: November 13, 2014 – The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) released the latest edition of its U.S. Firefighter Injury Report which highlights data on injuries sustained by firefighters on duty. The statistics were collected from fire departments responding to the 2013 NFPA survey for U.S. Fire Experience. In 2013, 65,880 firefighter […] [Read More]
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Derby to dedicate 9/11 Memorial Sunday

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DERBY-The Fire Department will dedicate its 9/11 Memorial during a ceremony on the Green beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday. The Memorial includes an I-beam from the World Trade Center a top a pedestal and surrounded by a brick walkway. The beam was obtained by former Fire Chief William Nicoletti through a program offered by the […] [Read More]
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Neighbors oppose Perry Hill Estates plan in Shelton

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SHELTON-Neighbors to a proposed planned development district that would put 26 homes on 13 acres of land near Walnut and Perry Hill Avenues voiced their objections during a Planning and Zoning Commission hearing that ran past 10 p.m. Tuesday. The Commission voted to continue the hearing during their 7 p.m. Nov. 12 meeting. Ken Huzi, […] [Read More]
Firefighters burn off propane from a propane tank leak that occurred Saturday in Westport (contributed photo).

25 to 30 evacuated after propane leak in Westport

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Dozens of Westport residents were evacuated from the Imperial Avenue area Saturday after a propane tank leak Saturday afternoon. On Saturday afternoon at 3:39 p.m. the Westport Fire Department received a call for the reported propane tank that was stuck by a construction vehicle and was now leaking at 121 Imperial Ave. at a house […] [Read More]
Categories: Fire, Westport

Purchase a brick for Derby 9/11 Memorial

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DERBY-Area residents interested in becoming part of Derby’s history have until July 15 to purchase a brick that will be the foundation for the city’s 9/11 memorial. Former Fire Chief William Nicoletti was able to obtain a steel beam salvaged from the demolished World Trade Center attacked by terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001. The beam […] [Read More]

Two houses hit by lightning in Fairfield

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FAIRFIELD-Firefighters responded to two lightning strikes just minutes apart during the height of the overnight storms Thursday. Assistant Fire Chief Scott Bisson said the first occurred just about 10 p.m. at 240 Rock Ridge Road. Lightning struck a shed and traveled to the house causing minor damage. Six minutes later lightning struck a home at […] [Read More]

Platt Tech students sent home due to leaking propane

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MILFORD-Platt Tech High School dismissed its students this morning because of a potentially dangerous propane tank leak in the school’s yard behind the building. Firefighters are on the scene. School officials say the dismissal was a precautionary measure to allow firefighters to address the matter. They said no students or staff were in danger. [Read More]
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Norwalk man rescued after tumbling 20 feet in lawn tractor

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Norwalk – A man was rescued by neighbors after the lawn tractor he was riding in tumbled 20 feet down a hill, pinning him underneath. An unidentified 60-year-old man was moving wood logs on a trailer Tuesday evening when he tumbled along an embankment, according to the Norwalk Fire Department. Family and neighbor’s heard the […] [Read More]
Categories: Fire, Norwalk
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Mercury spill prompts evacuation in Bridgeport

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A medical office was evacuated in Bridgeport today after a mercury spill from medical equipment. The office located at 3180 Main Street was evacuated after movers from 1-800-Got-Junk were removing boxes of blood pressure cuffs and noticed a leak in one of the boxes. The fire department received the call a little before 11:30 a.m. […] [Read More]
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House Fire in Monroe

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MONROE-The town’s fire departments are battling a blaze at 551 Elm Street. The location is off Twin Brook Terrace. No further information is available at this time. [Read More]
Categories: Fire, General, Monroe, Town