The Fairfield Police Department is offering entry-level testing for the position of police officer, with job openings anticipated this year.
Applicants must register and take a written exam at www.PoliceApp.com and then take the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association Consortium’s written regional test on Friday, June 8, in Fairfield.
The yearly salary range is $56,935 to $70,448, the latter being for 20 years of service, according to a Police Department news release.
Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield medical coverage and prescription drug plan;
Dental plan, optical plan and life insurance;
Retirement package after 25 years of service and military buy back;
College incentive pay and reimbursement for college tuition;
Shift differential pay;
Twelve paid holidays per year and seven paid vacation days after six months; and
Annual clothing allowance and uniform trade-in policy.
According to a press release from First Selectman Mike Tetreau, mitigation specialists from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are holding a free workshop, “Introduction to Residential Coastal Construction” on Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 9 am at Roger Ludlowe Middle School’s auditorium, 689 Unquowa Road.
The residential coastal construction workshop will include such topics as coastal hazards and risk management through mitigation; building against wind, flood, erosion, scour and wave damage; home design considerations; selecting the right building materials; windows, shutters and skylights; elevating; retrofitting; and more.
Following a one hour presentation by FEMA, there will be a question-and-answer period for attendees.
Tetreau encourages anyone living in the beach area to attend. “Given the devastation left by Storm Sandy, it is vital that our citizens continue to receive information to help protect their homes,” he said.
Fairfield Animal Control will hold a low-cost rabies vaccination clinic for both dogs and cats Saturday, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the Fairfield Animal Shelter, 211 One Rod Highway.
The cost is $20 per pet, and must be paid in cash. Any pet owner that shows a state assistance card will receive one free vaccine for their pet.
Under state law, all dogs and cats over 3 months old must have a valid rabies vaccination. Those animals without a previous rabies vaccination will recieve a one-year vaccine.
All dogs should be on leashes and all cats secure in carriers. The attending veterinarian will be Dr. John Kristy.
Anyone with questions should call Fairfield Animal Control at 203-254-4857.
The Fairfield Ludlowe High School Drama Club will present Lionel Bart’s musical “Oliver!” at 8 p.m. Friday, May 3, and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday, May 4, in the Ludlowe Auditorium, 785 Unquowa Road.
The musical, based on Charles Dickens’ classic novel, “Oliver Twist,” chronicles the adventures of the orphaned boy Oliver, played by Grant Clark, as he escapes his bleak workhouse existence, journeys to London and is taken in by a gang of apprentice pickpockets working for master thief Fagin, portrayed by Will Powers.
In the musical, Oliver endures a miserable existence in a workhouse under the authority of Mr. Bumble (James Purcell) and the Widow Corney (Kaitlyn Carruthers), and then is placed to work at an undertaker’s, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Sowerberry (Matt Clyne and Brigitte Dale) and their daughter Charlotte (Katie Lamontagne). After further mistreatment from Noah Claypole (Jeff Dutter), he escapes and travels to London, where he meets the Artful Dodger (Jared Bovine), who introduces him to Fagin, leader of a gang of juvenile pickpockets. There, Oliver meets Nancy (Katie Middleton), Bill Sykes (Tim Dutter) and Bet (Madeleine Tommins).
Finally, he is reunited with his family, the kind Mr. Brownlow (Dylan Lanham), Mrs. Bedwin (Lilly Boyd) and Dr. Grimwig (Matthew Peters).
The musical’s songs include “Consider Yourself,” “I’d Do Anything,” “As Long As He Needs Me,” and “Where is Love?”
Tickets cost $8.
For information, contact Fran Kondziela at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-255-7201.
Volunteers with the town’s Community Emergency Response Team will conduct a neighborhood canvass in the Fairfield beach area.
The volunteers will be wearing uniform vests and identification as they go door-to-door, distributing information about storm recovery resources.
“This is a neighbor-to-neighbor conversation to obtain resident information from those who would like our town to help follow up regarding more information as they recover from Storm Sandy,” Terrry Giegengack, Human and Social Services director, said.
The CERT members wil be out this Saturday and again on May 11 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
“It hurts here …”
But how do you say that in Spanish? Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese)? Russian?
Well, if it’s all Greek, so to speak, to first responders at the scene of a medical emergency, time lost in figuring out just where it does hurt — or something like it — because of a language barrier could prove to be critical. Literally.
That why Fire Department officials were pleased to announce this week that the agency has received EMS Visual Language Translators, which have been distributed throughout department for personnel to use when responding to calls. The translators were acquired through funding from the Region 1 Emergency Planning Team under the Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security.
The laminated cards provide basic phrases that could be useful at a medical call in Arabic, Cantonese, French, Greek, Italian, Korean, Mandarin, Russian and Spanish, along with diagrams of various types of injuries and illnesses.
“I’ve been to a number of calls in my 54 years with the Fire Department where there was a language barrier,” Fire Chief Richard Felner said in a statement. “This is a simple tool to help our guys do their job, taking care of the people who live and work in Fairfield.”
The cards have been placed in all the Fire Department’s EMS trauma bags, while similar translators for police, health and disaster-assistance personnel have been distributed to those agencies to use in the field and at emergency shelters.
The Representative Town Meeting’s special 7 p.m. meeting Monday to hear appeals to finance board budget cuts has been moved to a new location.
The hearing on the Pequot Library, Senior Center director and Fairfield Counseling Services, will be held at McKinley School.
The regular RTM meeting will follow at 8 p.m.
Got a junker on four (or fewer) wheels? A can’t-move clunker?? A (barely) rolling wreck??? A hopeless heap???
Fear not. Fairfield’s firefighters to the rescue.
The town’s Bravest are looking for donations of old and unused vehicles to be used for training drills at the Fairfield Regional Fire School and Training Center on One Rod Highway. If the vehicle is not running, they’ll pick it up at no cost.
And fire officials will also given donors a letter acknowledging the gift for tax-deduction purposes.
Anyone interested in making a vehicle donation should contact the school at 203-254-4708 or email FRFS@town.fairfield.ct.us.
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