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New London Mayor Halts Firefighter Layoffs

The New London mayor’s office has postponed the layoffs of 25 firefighters following a request by the fire union for a court injunction.


Report Details Concerns About Fire Academy

A report by the Connecticut public safety commissioner’s office has found problems at the state fire academy including procedural failures, inappropriate communications and possible false allegations of recruit misconduct.


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Firefighters Injured During Rescue

Three firefighters have been hospitalized rescuing a woman who scaled a cliff at a New Haven Park.


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Firefighters Checked For Plague, Truck Fumigated After Unusual House Call

Firefighters are used to dealing with danger on the job. But Waterbury firefighters checking an abandoned building recently encountered a smaller — but potentially deadly hazard: fleas.



Chief Identifies Firefighter Who Died On Call

Windsor authorities have identified the firefighter who died responding to a call Monday as 50-year-old Robert Watts, a father of two.


Firefighter Fired After Charges He Dumped Acid On Water Lines

A veteran Bridgeport firefighter charged with dumping poison acid onto his neighbor’s water line has been fired.


Widow’s Home Robbed During Firefighter’s Funeral

Police are looking for a thief or thieves who broke into the Branford home of a longtime firefighter’s widow and stole about $10,000 worth of valuables while the woman was attending her husband’s funeral.




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