Tag Archives: Naugatuck Fire Department


Officers climb ranks, firefighters begin careers in borough

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Fire Department marked the ascension of officers and the addition of new firefighters last week during a promotional and swearing-in ceremony. Firefighters Jonathan Raiola, Phillip Becker,…


Firefighter ranks on the rise

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Fire Department may soon be fully staffed for the first time in a few of years. The department recently hired two firefighters who don’t need to…


Career started on a whim for fire chief

NAUGATUCK — Ellen Murray’s ascension to chief of the Naugatuck Fire Department may never have happened if she didn’t act on a whim a more than 35 years ago. Murray’s…


Murray inks contract to become fire chief

NAUGATUCK — Ellen Murray is no longer the interim chief of the Naugatuck Fire Department. She is now officially the chief. Murray and the borough have reached an agreement on…


Fire department opens application process

NAUGATUCK — For the first time in several years, the career Naugatuck Fire Department is opening up its application process to the masses. An applicant doesn’t need to be a…


Brush fire burns land in borough

NAUGATUCK — Thick black smoke billowed high over Route 8 between Naugatuck and Waterbury on Sunday afternoon as a brush fire spread across a hillside off Spring Street in Naugatuck….


Firefighters recognize peers at ceremony

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Fire Department took an evening last week to honor the past, present and future. The Board of Fire Commissioners held its fifth annual Employee Recognition Ceremony…


Conditional offer on the table for interim fire chief

NAUGATUCK — The borough has made a conditional offer to Ellen Murray to become the next chief of the Naugatuck Fire Department. Murray, 57, the acting chief for the past…


Commission may make decision on fire chief

NAUGATUCK — The borough may soon hire the first female fire chief in the Naugatuck Fire Department’s 128-year history. On Wednesday night, the Board of Fire Commissioners will discuss and…


Retirements drive up proposed budget

NAUGATUCK — Upcoming retirements have had a profound effect on the Naugatuck Fire Department’s budget request. The department presented a proposed $4.77 million budget for the 2016-17 fiscal year last…