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Connecticut’s Everyday Heroes, Volunteer Firefighters

We always expect them to be there for us, volunteer firefighters. But what if they weren’t? There are 26-thousand volunteer firefighters in Connecticut among the more than 300 fire departments, that’s 83-percent. Recruiting for these “Everyday Heroes” is crucial and is underway year-round as many towns are reaching critical lows in their departments. Former Killingworth Read more…

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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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