'iInspections' -- Fire inspectors gearing up with iPads

07-24-2012

"That app, FHinspector, will soon be deployed by the Westport Fire Department, which recently secured a $2,400 grant from the insurance, risk management and property loss prevention firm FM Global to purchase three new iPads and the FHinspector software."

Fiore resigns as police chief

08-17-2011

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New Westport Fire Chief Appointed

07-07-2011

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Westport firefighters stay prepared with daily exercises

05-13-2010

"While Cinco de Mayo fans enjoyed Mexican fare and margaritas at Viva Zapata last Wednesday, Westport firefighters at the Saugatuck Hose Company No. 4 engaged in their own ritual -- inventory day."

All Smiles

06-12-2009

"The Westport Fire Department’s newest lieutenant, Brian Meadows, is all smiles following his promotion today to the officer ranks."

Police Department Adds Two Captains

06-10-2009

"Westport First Selectman Gordon F. Joseloff today presided over a crowded promotion to captain ceremony at police headquarters for Sergeants Foti Koskinas and Samuel Arciola."

Obituaries - Lawrence D. Tedesco, Sr.: 32-year veteran of Westport Fire Department

01-27-2009

"Lawrence D. Tedesco, Sr., a 32-year member of the Westport Fire Department before retiring in 1998 as an acting assistant chief, died Monday at Yale New Haven Hospital following a brief illness. He was 65."

Heart and Hypertension Reserve Fund Helps Firefighters

12-19-2008

"After a long process, the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) on Tuesday, Dec. 2, approved an appropriation of $54,673 from the Heart and Hypertension Reserve Fund to cover the cost of an award for the heart and hypertension claim of firefighter Robert E. Yost."

Police Department's Hybrid Hits the Streets

11-12-2008

"The Westport Police Department unveiled its first hybrid car Monday at New Country Toyota on Post Road East."

Emergency communications: New vehicle assists in crises

09-10-2008

"Hurricanes, chemical spills, and other large scale incidents can now be better addressed by the Wilton Fire Department and other towns in the region through the use of a new communications vehicle, according to Fire Chief Paul Milositz."

RTM Taser decision postponed

03-06-2008

"The Westport Representative Town Meeting voted Tuesday to postpone a decision on whether the police department should be allowed to buy electronic stun guns, or Tasers. The RTM voted to take up the issue on Sept. 2 instead."

Police request buying tasers

02-21-2008

"The Westport Police Department has plans to buy tasers, or guns that fire electrified darts which stun and immobilize a person."

Westport Rehearses Reverse 911 System

11-30-2007

"This past weekend, the Westport Fire Department tested the town's new Reverse 911 notification system."

Westport volunteers can step in when needed

09-17-2007

"WESTPORT - After April's nor'easter flooded streets and homes and downed trees and electrical wires, dozens of volunteers in Westport directed traffic away from danger."

Dale Call Named Deputy Chief, Others Promoted

09-14-2007

"The 45-year-old Call, a Staples High School graduate and son of the late Westport Police Inspector George Call, will be sworn in Friday at a 2:30 p.m. ceremony in the police classroom."

Former Westport Detective to Get One Year in Prison

08-14-2007

" Former Westport Detective Walter Broadhurst pleaded guilty in Norwalk Superior Court today to charges that included stealing cash from a fellow detective as well as taking items from a Westport home where he was investigating a burglary."

GA Approves Renaming of Bridge After 'Crobar'

06-08-2007

"The General Assembly has approved legislation to rename the Bridge Street Bridge spanning the Saugatuck River the William F. Cribari Memorial Bridge."

RTM Approves Selectman’s Budget

05-07-2007

"The Westport Representative Town Meeting tonight approved the selectman’s 2007-08 budget, which is $56.8 million, after debate on how to vote and on the fire department budget."

Westport Aids in Norwalk Emergency Drill

04-21-2007

"Westport emergency workers took part in an emergency preparedness drill today in Norwalk that simulated an explosion aboard a Metro-North train."

Fire Department Officials Unveil Staffing Budget Plans

02-10-2007

"Westport Fire Department officials hope to add 16 new firefighters to its staff of 54 over the course of the next two years, including eight during the 2007-08 fiscal year."

Fire Department Receives $152,000 Federal Grant

01-18-2007

"After four unsuccessful tries to secure a federal Assistance for Firefighters Grant, the Westport Fire Department has received $152,306 in funding for protective gear and other items from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. "

More Fire Department Promotions Planned

12-29-2006

"More promotions are on the way at the Westport Fire Department for the start of the new year, including a new deputy chief. "

Board of Selectmen OK Video Streaming and Leases

12-15-2006

"In its last regularly scheduled meeting of 2006 on Tuesday, the Board of Selectmen approved routine items such as lease agreements as well as agenda items that indicate Westport's town government is anticipating the world of the future."

Fire Department Promotes Two Experienced Firefighters

11-29-2006

"Two firefighters with more than 55 years of experience between them were promoted the day before Thanksgiving last week. "

Westport police officer arrested

11-16-2006

"WESTPORT - For the second time in three days, a local police department arrested one of its officers for alleged misconduct on the job."

Rell Announces Funding for Firehouse

10-06-2006

"Gov. M. Jodi Rell announced last week that $50,000 in new state funding for improvements to firehouses in Westport is expected to be approved at Friday's meeting of the State Bond Commission. "

Firefighter Recruits Join Westport Department

09-29-2006

"The Westport Fire Department welcomed four new recruits today who will fill in slots as other firefighters are promoted to officer positions."

Harbor Road Fire Required Multi-town Teamwork

09-01-2006

""Mulitple calls put excessive stress on the manpower," he noted."

Firefighter Returns after Battling Oregon Forest Fires

08-18-2006

"Westport firefighter Mike Kronick spent two weeks fighting forest fires in Oregon with the state’s forest fire team."

Dingee, Yost Promoted at Fire Department

08-14-2006

"The Westport Fire Department has a new training officer and lieutenant"

Firefighter Recruits Sought

07-14-2006

"Westport Fire Department officials are seeking a few brave people and plan to diversify the department along the way."

Westport Police Department adds three new recruits

07-13-2006

"Three new police recruits were sworn in by Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff at Town Hall on Monday."

Officials, Media Get Taste of Firefighting

06-23-2006

"Town officials and members of the local media had an opportunity to put on firefighting gear and see first-hand how the town’s bravest fight a typical fire."

Marks' Retirement Marks End of an Era

06-16-2006

"Patrol Sergeant George Marks Jr. retired from the Westport Police Department earlier this month after 35 years of service."

Golas Promoted to Deputy Chief

05-26-2006

"The Westport Police Department dipped into its bench today when it promoted Gary Golas to the position of deputy chief"

Westport Fire Volunteers Honor One of Their Own

05-14-2006

"The Westport Volunteer Fire Department (WVFD) has presented the dedication plaque from the retired Rescue 8 truck of the Westport Fire Department to members of the family of the late volunteer firefighter George H. Cardozo."

Three Longtime Officers To Hang Up Their Hats

05-10-2006

"Three police officers who combined have more than 90 years on the Westport Police Department will be hanging up their hats later this month."

RTM Approves Thousands for Third Officer in as Many Months

04-14-2006

"For the third time in as many months, the Representative Town Meeting (RTM) appropriated thousands of dollars to a Westport police officer."

Promotions Mean New Firefighters

04-12-2006

"A combination of retirements and promotions means there will be new firefighters and a new fire marshal at the Westport Fire Department later this year. "

Town Talks On Shared Station

04-12-2006

"Norwalk Fire Chief Denis McCarthy, who resigned as Westport's fire chief last year, sent Norwalk Mayor Richard Moccia a memo last week suggesting that a sixth Norwalk fire station be built in the city. However, the sixth station would not only serve Norwalk but also Westport and Wilton, according to McCarthy's proposal. "

Town Talks On Shared Station

04-12-2006

"Norwalk Fire Chief Denis McCarthy, who resigned as Westport's fire chief last year, sent Norwalk Mayor Richard Moccia a memo last week suggesting that a sixth Norwalk fire station be built in the city. However, the sixth station would not only serve Norwalk but also Westport and Wilton, according to McCarthy's proposal. "

City turns to neighbors for fire station

04-06-2006

"NORWALK -- Fire Chief Denis McCarthy has approached his counterparts in Westport and Wilton to consider building a regional fire station in northern Cranbury."

City turns to neighbors for fire station

04-06-2006

"NORWALK -- Fire Chief Denis McCarthy has approached his counterparts in Westport and Wilton to consider building a regional fire station in northern Cranbury."

Board of Finance Begins Budget Discussions

02-27-2006

"The Westport Board of Finance tonight began its discussions of the proposed 2006-07 selectman's budget, which carries a 4.9 percent increase over the current budget"

New Westport fire chief aims to lead and inspire

05-05-2005

"Westport First Selectwoman Diane Farrell told a crowded room at the Fire Headquarters last Friday afternoon that the man who was about to become Westport's next fire chief was "impetuous, tenacious, and dedicated," and had "a heart to beat all hearts." "

Working together vital to emergency management, officials say

02-24-2005

"The importance of cooperation and the ability to communicate with other towns and agencies in a time of emergency was stressed by the speakers at a meeting of police, fire, state and federal officials in Westport Town Hall last Friday morning."

Westport board talks budget

02-17-2005

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Joint regional dispatch mulled

12-17-2004

"WESTPORT -- Fire officials from Norwalk, Westport and Wilton may soon begin searching for ways to combine their dispatch units in order to create a virtual regional fire department."

Westport investigates options for radio purchases

11-18-2004

"Westport officials are weighing the purchase of new radio equipment for the police and fire departments, which is estimated to cost $2.7 million and which will be used to aid in emergency response and dispatch services for the community."

Westport eyes regionalization

09-24-2004

"WESTPORT -- The Representative Town Meeting's Long-Range Planning Committee is looking for ways that town officials can work with surrounding communities in a better, regionalized system."

Untitled document

04-01-2004

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Westporter is an artist, fire inspector, beekeeper, and then some

03-25-2004

"Westporter is an artist, fire inspector, beekeeper, and then some. "Any one of the things he does are enough to sink most people," said William Schaeffer, about "the careers that co-habit Nathaniel Gibbons' life." "

Westport Now: Connecticut Siting Council Considers Bayberry Lane Tower Expansion

03-18-2004

"The Connecticut Siting Council met in Westport today to consider an application to increase by about 50 feet the height of a town-owned communications tower on Bayberry Lane."

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02-23-2004

"WESTPORT -- The day may have passed when there are a large number of volunteer firefighters, but the role of a volunteer may be changing. "

Civil War General Lives

02-18-2004

"Jeffrey Keene says we are all a lot older than we think. Matter of fact, he believes he is the reincarnation of Confederate General John B. Gordon from the American Civil War"

A Big Mistake

04-05-2002

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Fire Chief Presents His Case

03-29-2002

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More Study Need For Fire Closing

03-29-2002

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Fire Station Plan is Flawed

03-22-2002

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Rethink Station Closing

03-22-2002

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Stop Fire Station Closing

03-15-2002

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Pay Attention

03-15-2002

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