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Firefighters douse brush fire

NAUGATUCK — Firefighters spent about an hour Friday afternoon knocking down a brush fire in the woods off Great Hill Road in the industrial park. The fire began behind STRAW…

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Budget reductions include fire marshal position

NAUGATUCK — The fire department has asked the Board of Finance for a 17 percent budget increase for the fiscal year that begins in July. Fire Chief Ken Hanks earlier…

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Borough begins budget deliberations

NAUGATUCK — Budget season began in the borough Monday night as the police and fire departments presented their budget proposals to the Joint Boards of Finance and Mayor and Burgesses….

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Turnover to create openings in fire department

NAUGATUCK — The Naugatuck Fire Department is looking for a few good firefighters. The department is expecting four to six openings come July, Fire Chief Ken Hanks said. In fiscal…

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Borough approves new contract for firefighters

NAUGATUCK — The borough’s firefighters have a new contract and a new pension plan. The Board of Mayor and Burgesses approved a new contract for the firefighters union during a…

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Fire department looking to diversify

NAUGATUCK — Recent census data indicate the borough population is about 51 percent female, 9 percent Hispanic, 5 percent black and 3 percent Asian. All 39 of the borough’s firefighters,…

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Fire department to request money to fix truck

NAUGATUCK — The borough fire department is asking for $11,000 to repair its 12-year-old ladder truck, the only one the department has. “That truck shakes so bad at certain speeds,…

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Police, firefighters pull fugitive from river

NAUGATUCK — Police officers and fire fighters pulled a bloody fugitive out of the Naugatuck River Monday. Police spokesman Lt. Robert Harrison said two 14-year-old boys were fishing near the…

Fire captain disciplined over incident at meeting

NAUGATUCK — The Fire Commission issued Fire Capt. David Seeger a one-day unpaid suspension Thursday night. The suspension stems from an incident that occurred during a commission meeting last week,…

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Honored firefighter put on leave

NAUGATUCK — Weeks after being honored as Firefighter of the Year by the Naugatuck Exchange Club, Fire Capt. David Seeger has been placed on paid administrative leave pending a disciplinary…