Tag Archives: fire department

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New firefighters on the job

NAUGATUCK — For Ethan Gagnon, firefighting is a way to give back. Gagnon, a 21-year-old Franklin resident, was in a car accident when he was younger, and it was members…

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Fire department in a time of change

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Fire Department is bracing for unprecedented change over the next couple of months. There will be a search for a new fire chief, new leadership on…

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Turnover trend continues

NAUGATUCK — Naugatuck firefighters say they work hard to build and maintain close working relationships with their brethren because their lives are sometimes literally in each other’s hands. It is…

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Grant equals new air packs

NAUGATUCK — Borough firefighters will be able to breathe a little easier now that new air packs are on the way. The Naugatuck Fire Department has received a $97,920 grant…

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Commissioners name interim fire chief

NAUGATUCK — The Board of Fire Commissioners has moved the second in charge at the fire department up as it searches for a permanent fire chief. The board appointed Deputy…

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Fire chief to call it a career

NAUGATUCK — Fire Chief Ken Hanks has fond memories of his grandfather bringing him and his brother to the Naugatuck Fire Department headquarters downtown when they were children. Hanks grew…

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Firefighters reflect on time in borough

NAUGATUCK — They will tell you, to a person, that being a career firefighter is not for everyone. Firefighters work nights and weekends. They leave their families on holidays to…

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Firefighters leaving over retirement concerns

NAUGATUCK — A change in retirement plans is being pointed to as the catalyst for an exodus of firefighters from the Naugatuck Fire Department. The trend was a topic of…

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Fire ravages Naugatuck home

NAUGATUCK — Five cats were killed in a house fire on Diamond Street Tuesday. Firefighters responded to a fire at 19 Diamond St. at 11 a.m. All the people inside…

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Charger causes small fire

NAUGATUCK — Firefighters responded to a small fire at 38 Cherry St. at 1 a.m. Saturday. Fire Chief Ken Hanks said a battery charger for a power tool overheated and…