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Fire Department on scene of Central Greenwich fire

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Greenwich fire personnel are tackling a one alarm fire at a home at 6 Ridgeview Ave. in Central Greenwich according to emergency reports. Police said Tuesday afternoon that no one was injured during the blaze and the Greenwich Emergency Medical Services has responded to the call, but had since left the scene. According to reports, […] [Read More]
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Fire ravages home in Old Greenwich

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Town fire officials are investigating the cause of a major structure fire that ripped through an Old Greenwich home Sunday evening, destroying part of its roof and blackening it inside and out. The homeowners, who were home at the time of the blaze, were able to escape unharmed, but could do little as the fire […] [Read More]
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Greenwich cops, firefighters hit the runway

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In recognition of Older Americans Month, Greenwich police officers, firefighters and other town employees participated in a uniform fashion show designed to prevent local seniors from falling for scams involving criminals who pose as authoritative figures. Check out our footage from the show, which took place at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Greenwich Town Hall. [Read More]
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Small northwest Greenwich fire prompts fears of the worst

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A small fire inside an exhaust fan at a home in the far reaches of the northwest backcountry prompted scares of a much bigger blaze Monday afternoon. An effective response from Round Hill volunteers staved off a potential tragedy – two teenage boys had been alone and unaware of the fire when firefighters peeled onto […] [Read More]
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Controversial fire marshal appointment to be made official Wednesday

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The Greenwich Fire Department is set to make the Board of Selectman’s controversial choice for the town’s fire marshal official Wednesday: former Deputy Fire Marshall Shawn McDonnell will be sworn in to replace his retiring superior Jim McDonald at 1 p.m. in Town Hall’s Cone Room. The convocation marks the conclusion of nearly a month […] [Read More]

Greenwich Fire to promote new fire inspector Tuesday

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The Greenwich Fire Department is preparing to say farewell to one veteran fire inspector and say congratulations to a brand new one. In anticipation of the retirement of Fire Marshall Jim McDonald, longtime firefighter Edwin Rojas will be promoted to the position of fire inspector and assigned to the Fire Marshals Division in a ceremony […] [Read More]
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Local 1042 slams BET fire vote

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In a controversial but expected vote Thursday night, the Board of Estimate and Taxation torpedoed a First Selectman-backed initiative to address long-running understaffing concerns at three of the town’s  firehouses. Among the supporters of the plan, Greenwich career firefighters had been among the most vocal advocates, arguing current staffing levels were  dangerous for all involved: […] [Read More]

BET give Tesei go ahead for NW firehouse talks

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At the conclusion of the BET’s budget decision meeting Thursday night, the board voted to give First Selectman Peter Tesei the green light to begin negotiations with northwest Greenwich landowners over a site for a new firehouse serving the region. Tesei had pitched a pair of potential properties to the BET earlier this week at […] [Read More]

Fire officials, BET, scramble for fire staffing meeting

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The First Selectman is meeting with town fire brass and members of the BET to hash out a plan to address staffing shortcomings within the departments before the finance board votes on the 2014-2015 budget next week. The meetings took up much of the day Monday, but fire officials said that no singular plan had […] [Read More]

Greenwich Fire Department swears in new recruit

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Amid concerns over a lack of manpower, the Greenwich Fire Department welcomed new recruit Michael Varanelli to the force. Varanelli was sworn in Tuesday afternoon in Town Hall’s Cone Room. Varanelli comes to Greenwich from Harwinton, where he served as a volunteer firefighter and a combat medic in the Connecticut Army Nation Guard with the 143rd Military Police […] [Read More]
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