Tag Archives: fire department

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…