HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has been notified by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that his request for a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Connecticut in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been approved, unlocking additional federal assistance programs for the state. Today’s approval is for public
#Bridgeport CT– A large number of AMR ambulances assembled near Bass Pro and tagged with FEMA placards I’m told they are heading to News York. It is unknown how this will affect our local area EMS staffing in our area at this time.
Bridgeport, CT – Mayor Ganim announced today that he approved the Emergency Plan with the State of Connecticut Department of Emergency Management to stage Webster Bank Arena as the site for hospital overflow. The activation of this plan will provide hospitals in Connecticut with an Alternate Care Site for patients if there is a surge or
3:51am–#Bridgeport CT– Firefighters were called to 1072 Stratford Avenue for a structure fire. When Ladder 6 arrived they found heavy fire on the left side of the building which quickly engulfed the structure. At 4am a second alarm was transmitted as the fire extended into the third floor and then through the roof. At 4:20am
2020-03-28@9:39pm–#Bridgeport CT– Police are investigating a street robbery in the 2800 block of Fairfield Avenue in the Black Rock section of town. A man was jumped by two other males who took his wallet with money. This news report is made possible by:
2020-03-28@5:38pm–#Bridgeport CT– Reports of shots fired in the 200 block of Frank Street (near Madison Terrace). So far not one or anything reported hit. The hospitals are checking clear of gunshot victims. This news report is made possible by:
2020-03-28@12:38pm–#Bridgeport CT– An officer was dispatched for a family domestic/fight at Arctic and Brooks Street which quickly turned into a street fight. Within minutes of the officer calling for officer needs assistance the fight was broken up with at least two arrests.
Police UPDATE: On March 27, 2020 at 2311 hours, a Shot Spotter activation indicated that multiple gunshots occurred in the area of Wordin Avenue/ Cherry Street. Some time after the shots were fired, a male gunshot victim arrived at Bridgeport Hospital by private vehicle. The victim, Robert Belton (5/1/82) was pronounced dead a short time
2020-03-27@9:39pm–#Bridgeport CT– A man was stabbed in the hand by his child’s mother at 205 Washington Avenue. Police are investigating.
2020-03-27@5:44pm–#Bridgeport CT– Firefighters were called to a warehouse fire at 155 Bay Street. Firefighters were told that the warehouse had chlorine tablets inside as a potentially hazardous condition which did not become a problem. Firefighters had the fire out within the half-hour and were chasing hotspots in the building. There were no reported injuries.