Ducklings Rescued from Storm Drain

photo 1eeeLate this morning, Westport Firefighters from Engine Company 4 in Saugatuck were requested by Westport Animal Control to assist with an animal rescue at the intersection of Compo Beach Road and Bradley Street. Duck Rescue 2Firefighters arrived to find a number of ducklings that had followed their mother across a storm drain and had fallen through the grate into the storm drain. Firefighters spent over an hour prying up drain covers and retrieving all of the stranded Duck Rescue 3ducklings using a metal basket they borrowed from the Westport Police Marine Division at Compo Beach. Once all the ducklings were safely secured in a bucket the search was on for the mother duck. She was finally located at a nearby pond with her other ducklings and all were reunited.

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Promotional Ceremony

wp-admin 006eOn Friday June 5th a promotional ceremony was held at Westport Fire Headquarters. Firefighter Jason Kronenberger, an 11 year veteran of the department was promoted to Lieutenant. Many wp-admin 011invited guests attended the ceremony including Lieutenant Kronenberger’s older brother Robert who is currently the Chief of Middletown, CT Fire Department, family and friends, and current and wp-admin 016eretired members of the Westport Fire Department. Lieutenant Kronenberger was sworn in by First Selectman Jim Marpe and Jason’s wife Christine pinned on his new badge. Lieutenant Kronenberger will be moving to his new position on Platoon 1 starting Monday June 9th. We wish Jason the best of luck in his new position.

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Westport Provides Aid to Fairfield

Late Tuesday evening Westport firefighters assisted Fairfield firefighters by providing station coverage while they battled a large warehouse fire on Thorpe St. The old Fairfield Lumber warehouse caught fire at approximately 7:05pm and required the response of all on duty Fairfield firefighters. Units from Bridgeport assisted at the scene while units from Stratford also provided station coverage in Fairfield. The fire was declared under control at approximately 10pm.
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Annual BARF Ceremony in Fairfield

Memorial_Ceremony_Ffld_-_K_WeigleThe 32nd Annual Firefighter’s Memorial Service was held tonight at St. Thomas Aquinas Church on the Post Road in Fairfield. The service honored fallen firefighters, including five from Westport who died in the line of duty. Westport Helmets_-_St_Thomas_T_DUNNhonored fallen firefighters Frank L. Dennert, Chief of Department, who died May 5, 1946; Francis P. Dunnigan, firefighter, May 2, 1946; John H. Gallagher, firefighter, May 2, 1946; Dominick J. Zeoli, firefighter, May 2, 1946; George H. Cardozo, firefighter, Dec. 2, 2000.

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Multi Vehicle Accident on Saugatuck Avenue

At 11:44 AM today, Westport firefighters responded to a three vehicle accident with minor injuries at the bottom of the l-95 Exit 17 off ramp. Responding emergency personnel evaluated three occupants of the vehicles involved in the accident and Westport EMS released them at the scene as they refused transport to the hospital. Firefighters assisted Westport Police with traffic control while State Police conducted the accident investigation. Two of the three vehicles were towed from the scene.
The last Fire Department vehicle left the scene at 12:22 PM.

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Firefighters Honored at Rotary Club Luncheon

IMG_4239 eOn Tuesday, May 12th, three Westport Firefighters were recognized with a Public Safety Award at the Westport Rotary Club Community Giving Day luncheon hosted at Christ & Holy Trinity Church. Firefighter Nick Marsan, Firefighter Paul Spennato and Lieutenant Brett Kirby received The
Public Safety Award in recognition of performance at a cardiac emergency medical call in November of 2014. The three recipients were joined by their families, First Selectman James Marpe and IMG_4251 emembers of the Fire Department. A special guest was also in attendance; the young lady that was successfully treated by the emergency personnel on scene along with her three year old daughter. During the luncheon Community Service Awards were presented to Officers Craig Bergamo and Ashley Del Vecchio of the Westport Police Department for going above and beyond their duties as police officers by serving the youth of Westport as coaches and role models.

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17th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

golf 1On Monday, May 11th, Westport Firefighters hosted their seventeenth annual charity golf tournament at Longshore Golf Course. 98 golfers had a great day of golf and, along with many generous sponsors, helped raise over $8,000.00, which will all go togolf 3 local charities, including the CT Burns Camp Foundation. A special thanks to all who attended, volunteered to help,
and to the many local businesses that donated money and ggolf 2oods for our raffle. A big shout out to our firefighter brothers from Norwalk, Middletown, North Haven, Wallingford, Middlebury, and other departments for being part of the day!

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Busy Day at Saugatuck Station 4

image1Saugatuck Station 4 was a busy place today while firefighters went about their daily routine, in between emergency calls and training. A few families took advantage of a beautiful day to pay a visit to their local fire image2station and the firefighters that are on shift working today. Firefighters welcomed everyone in and made sure the kids (adults and children alike) had a blast looking at the fire image3engines, equipment and even watched a firefighter demonstrate the operation of the “fire pole”. Some lucky kids were even able to spray water from one of the “smaller” hoses on the fire engine.

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Fire Weather Watch Issued by National Weather Service

From the National Weather Service…..

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Credit WestportNow.com

FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY EVENING…
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN UPTON HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER WATCH…WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.
* AFFECTED AREA…ALL OF NORTHEAST NEW JERSEY…ALL OF SOUTHEAST NEW YORK…AND SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT EXCLUDING COASTAL SECTIONS EAST OF BRIDGEPORT.
* WINDS…SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH SOME GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.
* RELATIVE HUMIDITY…25 TO 30 PERCENT.
* TIMING…MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.
* IMPACTS…RAPID FIRE SPREAD IF IGNITION OCCURS.
A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR FURTHER UPDATES REGARDING THIS POTENTIAL.
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Westport Firefighters at STAR Walk, Sherwood Island

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Westport Firefighters with Miss Connecticut at the 10th annual STAR walk at Sherwood Island State Park.

Earlier today Westport Firefighters were honored to be able to participate in the 10th Annual STAR Walk, Roll & Stroll at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport. The Walk and Family Fun Day is a celebration and fundraiser to benefit individuals who have intellectual disabilities and programs offered by STAR, Inc. Also making an appearance was Miss Connecticut USA, Ashley Golebiewski. Westport firefighters provided much need refreshments in the form of cooking hot dogs for the participants. Registrants walk the route with neighbors and friends with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their family members, staff members and supporters, corporate teams of walkers, state and city officials, and the general public. Walkers choose either handicapped accessible route of 1 mile or 3 miles. Entertainment is provided for all and specifically for the children the walk offers an assortment of fun games and activities.

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