Hartford Fire Department

Hartford Firefighters bring the casket to the church, during the funeral for Hartford firefighter Kevin Bell, Monday, Oct 13, 2014, at the First Cathedral, in Bloomfield,  Bell was killed in a house fire last week in Hartford. (AP Photo / Journal Inquirer, Jim Michaud) (POOL)

Report: Firefighter Killed In Blaze Got Stuck On Furniture

A firefighter killed in a house blaze in October became entangled in furniture and couldn’t get out of the building, while firefighters did not hear a lieutenant’s mayday call, according to a fire department report released Friday.


Hartford Fire Department logo. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Hartford Fire Was Intentionally Set

The Hartford Fire Department says a fire in a vacant, multi-family house at 18 Haribson Avenue last night was intentionally set.


Hartford Fire Department logo. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Firefighter Injured In Restaraurant Fire

A Hartford firefighter suffered minor injuries while extinguishing flames at a building that houses Tico’s Place restaurant on Franklin Avenue this morning.


Hartford Fire Department logo. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Hartford Nursing Home Employee Inhales Fumes, Hospitalized

A maintenance worker at a Hartford nursing home was hospitalized after inhaling fumes from accidentally mixing chlorine and acid.


Hartford Public Safety Complex. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Ex-Hartford Fireman Charged In Shooting

(Hartford, Conn./CBS Connecticut) – An off-duty Hartford fireman who shot a person last month is now facing charges. Police today arrested Donald Brown. It was April 24 when police say Brown told them he shot […]


Hartford Fire Department logo. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Hartford Fire Department Settles Safety Complaints

The Hartford Fire Department plans to replace all of its breathing apparatus at a cost of $1.3-million, as the department works to address complaints lodged by state workplace safety officials.


Deputy Hartford Fire Chief Roger Martin. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.

Alarm On Air Tank Of Firefighter Who Died Fell Short In Feds’ Test

A federal investigation into the death of a Hartford firefighter during a house blaze last October has found that a low-air alarm on his breathing tank failed a test after the fire, but Hartford officials say the alarm activated.


Kevin Bell (Courtesy Hartford Fire Department)

Medical Examiner: Firefighter’s Tank Ran Out Of Air

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – The Connecticut medical examiner’s office says a Hartford firefighter who lost his life battling a house fire in October died because his tank ran out of air. The medical examiner ruled […]



Firefighters Lead Residents Out Of Burning Hartford Building

Firefighters led people to safety this morning, after flames broke out in an apartment building on Blue Hills Avenue in Hartford.


Kevin Bell (Courtesy Hartford Fire Department)

Funeral For Hartford Firefighter Today

The funeral of a Connecticut firefighter who died in the line of duty is expected to draw scores of firefighters from across the region.