9:50pm–#Bridgeport CT–Firefighters on scene at 515 Jane Street where there was a small fire which is now out. They are checking for extensions.
6:20pm–#Milford CT–Firefighters are on scene at the Milford Mall in the parking garage/JC Penny area trying to locate a gas leak that was called in by a police officer . So far their meters have zero readings but now you know why they are there.
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Six firefighters were promoted and a class of nine new fire recruits were sworn in by Mayor Bill Finch Thursday evening at the City Hall chambers those promoted were:
Assistant Chief Harold Clarke, a 27-year veteran; Assistant Chief James Cook, a 27-year veteran; Lts. Jeffrey Cordisco, 14 years, Dennis Gergley, 14 years, and Damaso Morales, 24 years, and Pumper Engineer Michael DeFranzo, seven years.
New Recruits ceremoniously sworn in were: Marcos Ramos; Darnell Tobin; Timothy Hannigan; Charles Ovesny; Loren Dailey; Martin Rodriguez; Terry Mincy; Gregory Prior and Thomas Varanelli. They will be re-sworn in after graduation from the academy.
12:39pm–#Bridgeport CT–EMS transport an unconscious pedestrian who was hit by a car at the northern part of Madison Avenue near Cherry Hill Drive. The area is being blocked off by police for their investigation, avoid the area.
Bridgeport Police Press Release: Police are investigating an incident in which a pedestrian was struck on Madison Avenue shortly before 1 p.m. today.
Initial witness accounts to police stated that the victim and a second female were in the roadway when the victim was struck by a red Nissan coupe that was traveling north on Madison Avenue.
The victim was taken to Saint Vincent’s Medical Center where she is being treated. The driver of the Nissan remained at the scene.
The victim is a student at Sacred Heart University.
Below is a statement released by Sacred Heart University:
A Sacred Heart University student, who is a junior, was involved in a motor vehicle-pedestrian accident in the City of Bridgeport this afternoon. The student is being treated at St. Vincent’s Hospital. The family is aware of the situation and out of respect for them, we are not releasing the student’s name. The thoughts and prayers of the entire Sacred Heart University community are with the student and her family.