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Flashing Lights And Sirens Developed In Connecticut

All of us see flashing lights on all kinds of vehicles every day….chances are they were made by Whelen Engineering based in Chester. They estimate that 85-percent of vehicles that have flashing lights are theirs. In 1952, George Washington Whelen developed a rotating aircraft anti-collision beacon in his garage in Deep River and now, 64 years Read more…

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Wanted: Connecticut Volunteer Firefighters, Everyday Heroes

On April 9, 2016, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 60 fire departments will hold open houses at more than 80 locations throughout Connecticut. They’re celebrating Volunteer Firefighter Day (and the start of National Volunteer Week: April 10-16) and getting out the word about the shortage of volunteer firefighters.   WHO:                   Volunteer Firefighter Day is part of Read more…

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