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VIDEO: Massive First Responder Caravan at Greenwich Hospital Shows Appreciation for Health Care workers

About 200 of Greenwich Hospital’s staff emerged into the sunlight at noon to be honored by a massive caravan of first responders including Greenwich Police, Greenwich Fire Dept, GEMS and Red Cross. The health care workers are on the front line, working heroically to treat patients suffering from COVID-19. Continue Reading →

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Lucia Jansen: No More “Ready Fire Aim” Fire Planning

Submitted by Lucia Jansen

On May 13, 2019, the RTM approved the BET’s proposed $444 million general FY19-20 fund budget. Included in the budget is $75,000 for an independent town-wide fire study that was added by the BET after a unanimous vote. During the BET budget hearings with the fire department, it showed that there were serious gaps in town-wide fire incident and response time data. Lacking sufficient data, of course, makes it difficult to determine effective and required fire department staffing levels. Additionally, the Office of First Selectman and Fire Department’s report to the RTM and BET revealed that town benchmarking data using national standard criteria for response times, including call processing, turnout, and travel times, was either non-existent, non-compliant (e.g., far beyond recommended standards), or excluded data from our important volunteer fire stations located in the area in which the shortfall in service is claimed. Continue Reading →

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Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich Middle School Fun Night Brings Challenge from Greenwich Firefighters

Forest Edelman and a middle schooler had a moment at the Boys & Girls Club. Dec 8, 2017

At the Boys & Girls Club of Greenwich, about 80 middle schoolers had a fun Friday night that included members of the Greenwich Fire Dept. The event was part of a series, with each Friday night having a different theme. Continue Reading →

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