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A small child plays with a sparkler in Greenwich last year. The American Pyrotechnics Association advises parents never to give sparklers to children 5 years old or younger, and to closely supervise older children who use them.

Fireworks, sparklers injure 11,000 annually in U.S.

From a press release: NEW HAVEN—Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) this week talked about fireworks safety with campers from the Green Dragons Summer Camp in advance of this weekend’s Fourth of July

Cassetti wants a fire headquarters

ANSONIA-Mayor David Cassetti is expected to seek the support of the Fire Commission to build a state of the art modern headquarters to lay out his plan for a state of the art modern headquarters on

Truck rolls off Bridgeport boat ramp

BRIDGEPORT-Memorial Day 2015 will never be forgotten by Caesar Sanchez. A sunny day of riding the waves near Dolphin’s Cove turned into a total loss when his  2002 Dodge Dakota SXT rolled off the
Today February 19, 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of when the previous Milford town hall burned in 1915. The former town hall was part of a building that was shared with a Baptist church, and it also served as the town schoolhouse. It was built in 1874 and the loss was estimated at $50,000.

Old Milford Town Hall burned down a century ago

A note from Milford Mayor Benjamin Blake:

Bud Allen is citizen of year

DERBY-Mayor Anita Dugatto presented Raymond “Bud ” Allen with a plaque naming him the city’s citizen of the year. The mayor read a long list if volunteer work that includes 62 years as a Hotchkiss
Syracuse-House Fire

NFPA: Nearly 17,000 firefighters injured in 2013

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

Derby to dedicate 9/11 Memorial Sunday

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

Neighbors oppose Perry Hill Estates plan in Shelton

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
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

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

Purchase a brick for Derby 9/11 Memorial

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