Tag Archives: Ken Hanks


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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Exchange Club to honor Community Champions

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Exchange Club will recognize four outstanding members of the community at its 13th annual Community Champions Dinner. The annual dinner will be held March 11 at…

Ken Hanks

Fire chief to be honored by state Exchange Club

NAUGATUCK — The borough’s fire chief will be recognized for his more than three decade of service at the Naugatuck Fire Department. Naugatuck native and Fire Chief Ken Hanks, 52,…

Fire Chief Ken Hanks requested contingency funds to pay for repairs to two Fire Department vehicles.

Fire department vehicles in need of repair

NAUGATUCK — After years of putting off replacing fire department vehicles, the costs are starting to add up. The department is spending more money to repair old vehicles than those…

Fire Chief Ken Hanks, standing, makes his request for new "jaws of life" to the Joint Boards Tuesday night.

Joint boards approve purchase of new ‘jaws of life’

NAUGATUCK — There was never a question over whether the borough needed to replace its aging hydraulic rescue tools known as the “jaws of life.” The question at Tuesday night’s…

Naugatuck OKs contracts for fire chief, deputy

NAUGATUCK — A period of turnover at the highest levels of the fire department officially ended Tuesday when the Board of Mayor and Burgesses approved four-year contracts for Fire Chief…

A fire Friday evening destroyed this porch at 363 High St. A neighbor called the fire department when she saw flames close to 15 feet high had broken out on the porch. The fire spread to the neighbor's house and damaged a third house, but no one was injured. - LARAINE WESCHLER

Fire forces Naugatuck family from home

NAUGATUCK — A fire broke out on the porch of a vacant multifamily home Friday evening, spreading to a neighboring home and forcing the evacuation of the family of five…