1ST Responder Newspaper - NE
Norwalk Firefighters Handle Structure Fire Norwalk, CT - The Norwalk Fire Department responded to a fire in a commercial building at 108 Water Street at 5:55 P.M. on October 24th. Norwalk combined dispatch received a call reporting smoke coming from the roof of a building on the corner of Water Street and Hanford. Further calls confirmed the address as 108 Water Street, which is a Landan and Rondano Marine repair shop. The first Engine arrived within two minutes of being dispatched. They encountered heavy smoke coming from the front door of the business. Engine-5 stretched a hose line, made entry into the store and encountered heavy fire in an office area. The fire did not spread outside of this office due to the fact that all the doors were closed that led to the rest of the repair shop. The rest of the building did encounter heavy smoke from the fire
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(L to R): Bill Halstead, Chris Doyle and Bill Davin.
Firefighter of the Year Award Presented in Fairfield County Sandy Hook, CT - At the annual meeting of the Fairfield County Chiefs, Chris "Deck Gun" Doyle was awarded with the honor of Firefighter of the Year. After careful consideration of several nominees, Chris was chosen for the award. Chris served the city of Greenwich for many years and retired as
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Chris was presented with the award from two of his friends, Sandy Hook Fire Chief Bill Halstead and Monroe Fire Marshal Bill Davin. - KARIN HALSTEAD
NORWALK FD KEN SNYDER
This 2017 Mack/KME 1500/3500 was acquired by the Gardner Lake VFC in the Town of Salem, CT.