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Naugatuck holidays go up in smoke

By Ted Glanzer Republican-American NAUGATUCK -- Firefighters quickly knocked down a blaze inside a popular local food truck parked outside the owners' Allerton Road residence...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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...

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...

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...

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...

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