Eighty percent of all fire personnel in Connecticut are volunteers, and the majority of fire departments throughout the state are experiencing a volunteer shortage.
Local fire departments need volunteers of all skill levels and abilities, people willing and able to respond to emergencies whenever called upon. Continue Reading →
Most fires reported in December-February are home heating fires. Have a qualified professional clean and inspect heating equipment and chimneys every year. Remember to turn off portable heaters when leaving the room or going to bed. Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel burning space heaters. Continue Reading →
It started with a crash that landed two cars in the shrubs outside Computer Super Center Friday night. On Saturday afternoon, a car rolled over on Delavan Ave. On Monday a Verizon truck collided head on with a garbage truck on West Putnam Ave near Wendy’s. Continue Reading →
Greenwich’s emergency service agencies fielded numerous calls concerning car collisions and slip-and-fall accidents. The DPW highway division worked diligently to dress the roads, but roads, especially bridges were icy. One police officer suffered a knee injury helping GEMS carry a patient on a stretcher. In all, there were 28 car accidents, of which 10 involved minor injuries. Continue Reading →
The Battle of the Badges has been a annual event for several years and addresses the critical need for blood especially during the holiday season. Continue Reading →
It was the 14th year of a fun tradition that involved a visit from Santa on his fire truck and a giant soaker hose that cooled down everyone from campers to reporters. Don Palmer got targeted for a dousing, which he seemed to enjoy and, by the end candy canes were added to the mix and everyone had a blast! Continue Reading →
Construction has begun on the fire side of the Public Safety Complex. During construction, the Police side will remain open and continue to provide the same level of exceptional service that the public has come to know and expect. From time to time, some of the local sidewalks and parking spaces will be closed or blocked in order to facilitate the work. During these periods, the walking public is asked to follow the signs and remain in the pedestrian safety zones. Parking will be available on Mason Street, Havemeyer Place and the municipal parking lot directly to the rear of the Public Safety Complex and on Greenwich Avenue. Continue Reading →