12:30am–#Stratford CT–First responders on the way to Broadbridge Avenue and Second Hill Lane for a crash with injuries.
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(HARTFORD, CT) – On Wednesday morning, Lieutenant Governor Nancy Wyman join other elected officials at the 30th anniversary of the Ronald McDonald House on George Street in New Haven.
Later, the Lt. Governor will make remarks at Polish Day at the Capitol. This is event celebrates the 224thanniversary of the Polish Constitution.
Bridgeport, Conn. (May 5, 2015) – Today, Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch and Fire Chief Brian Rooney announced that nearly 50,000 free smoke alarms have been installed in the Park City since the inception of its “Safe Asleep” program. They also unveiled a new phase of the program, including an advertising initiative, in order to grow that number this year.
“Thanks to the efforts of the Safe Asleep program and the hardworking men and women of the Bridgeport Fire Department, we’re keeping the kids and families of the Park City safe,” said Mayor Finch. “With nearly 50,000 smoke alarms installed in Bridgeport homes, we are a national leader in protecting kids and families from the dangers of fires. These new ads will help us reach even more homes, and keeping more families safe as Bridgeport gets better every day.”
Through a partnership with GBT, buses will provide mobile advertising for the program that has helped save hundreds of lives in Bridgeport. Since the program began, there have been 143 documented instances of fires in homes with smoke alarms installed for free by the Bridgeport Fire Department. In each of those incidents, residents of those homes were alerted by their smoke alarm and able to escape safely without injury.
“The Safe Asleep program saves lives,” said Chief Rooney. “Most residential fires happen at night. With a working smoke alarm, you have a chance to get out safely.”
In addition to new bus advertisements, Firefighters and representatives from the Safe Asleep program also visit Bridgeport schools to help educate kids on the importance of fire prevention and safety. The Fire Department has also partnered with Dominos Pizza and Fire Engine Pizza Co. offering free pizza to promote the free smoke alarm program.
The “Safe Asleep” program began in 2005 as a partnership between the city fire department and RYASAP. Residents in need of smoke alarms can call 203-335-8835, and the fire department will install it for free.
2:11pm–#Fairfield CT–Fairfield have one suspect in custody caught taking off with a stolen moped at the Metro Train Station on the Frank Street side. Police have a man matching the description, the police are going to verify twith video from the train station, regardless, the man has two outstanding warrants for him.
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#Fairfield CT–Fairfield Fire Department Press Release:
Shortly after returning from a fatal motor vehicle accident on I-95 Fairfield Firefighters responded to another motor vehicle accident with injury on Black Rock Turnpike at the intersection with Burroughs Road. A passenger vehicle collided with a tractor trailer trapping the unconscious driver inside his heavily damaged vehicle. Fairfield Firefighters from Engine 2 and 3, Ladders 1 and 2, used the Jaws of Life gain access to the elderly operator and remove him from the vehicle. Life support efforts were initiated by AMR Paramedics assisted by Fairfield Firefighters on scene and enroute to St. Vincent’s MC.
According to Asst. Chief Gomola, the incident commander “The driver of the passenger vehicle was in extremely critical condition at the time emergency crews arrived on scene. Police, Fire, and EMS worked together to provide lifesaving emergency medical treatment and rapid extrication. Excellent work delivered with the highest level of professionalism was done by all.”
The cause of the accident is under investigation by the Fairfield Police Department. Black Rock Turnpike in the area of Burroughs Road was closed for the investigation.
#Fairfield CT–3:10AM–Fairfield Fire Department Press Release
Fairfield Firefighters responded to a report of vehicle accident with injury on I-95 NB between Exit 22 and Exit 23. AMR Ambulance arrived first on scene and reported that extrication was required. Fairfield Firefighters arrived on scene and initiated rescue efforts to free two trapped victims using the jaws of life and other rescue tools. A third occupant who had been ejected on impact and was determined to be non-resuscitate-able by paramedics. Firefighters from Engines 1 and 4, Ladders 1 and 2 worked together and extricated both victims in less than 10 minutes. One victim was transported to St. Vincent’s MC, the other to Bridgeport Hosp. Injuries were determined to be non-life threatening. The driver of a second vehicle was transported to St. Vincent’s MC, also with non-life threatening injuries. Engine 1 remained on scene to assist with lighting and scene stability. The cause of this accident is under investigation by the Conn. State Police. I-95 is closed at this time between exit 22 and 23 NB to allow accident investigation. According to Asst. Chief George Gomola, the incident commander “Our firefighters and the medics from AMR worked together to provide exceptional emergency medical care to the victims and to rapidly extricate them from a very heavily damaged vehicle. The loss of life which occurred prior to our arrival is tragic, and our thoughts and prayers are extended to the victim and his family.”
3:50am—#cttraffic–#Fairfield CT–I-95 northbound between exit 22 and 23 is closed after a deadly crash. One person was ejected from a car after a three car crash that required firefighters to help the victims out of their cars. Unknown how many at this time have been transported to both Bridgeport Hospital and St. Vincent’s Hospital. Check traffic reports before your commute as this can affect it.