Ridgefield Fire Department recognized at EMS awards dinner

Firefighter-medic Nick Paproski was recognized as Ridgefield’s Emergency Medical Service Provider of the Year at the Danbury Hospital’s annual EMS recognition dinner Tuesday, May 21.  Paproski was recognized for his excellence in emergency medical care, and his commitment to education both for himself as well as other providers through well prepared and delivered educational presentations. His research and investigations of … read more

A new police station? Fire station? Study will consider future needs

A new police station? A new fire station? Both in one? Maybe just renovate the two current buildings — a converted Victorian mansion that serves as a police station, and a firehouse that dates to the era of horse-drawn fire wagons? The town needs to figure out what it wants to do. And town officials are seeking the help of … read more

Ridgefield police close field fire investigation after town receives donations for fix (UPDATE)

UPDATE, 3:35 p.m. — The Ridgefield Police Department has closed its investigation into who started the field fire at Governor Park without revealing any names of who was responsible for pouring gasoline and lighting it in attempt to make the field playable for the Ridgefield High School baseball team. “The Ridgefield Police Department has closed its investigation into this incident due to … read more

Ridgefield firefighters put out brush fire on North Street Wednesday night

Ridgefield firefighters responded to the scene of a brush fire on North Street Wednesday, April 3. Fire Chief Jerry Myers said that the fire was caused by down power lines that sparked and lit up dry leaves near the roadway. He could not confirm whether heavy wind had knocked down the power lines. “The cause of the fire was not … read more

Fire watch continues at high school

The ‘fire watch’ that has a town firefighter on duty after classes at Ridgefield High School continued this week, Fire Chief Jerry Myers said. “It has not ended yet,” Myers said Tuesday, April 2. “I cannot predict when it will end.” Because the school’s emergency lighting needs some upgrading, a fire watch firefighter goes on duty to meet fire code … read more

Ridgefield high receives fire watch after emergency lighting problems

Firefighters have been standing by at Ridgefield High School every day after school for weeks now as part of a “fire watch” required to keep the building open in the wake of problems discovered with the emergency lighting system. A firefighter is on duty at RHS to help with a possible evacuation in the darkened hallways, should clearing the building … read more

Ridgefield fire department responds to blaze in Vista

The Ridgefield Fire Department sent two trucks and several firefighters to a house fire in nearby Vista, N.Y. around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13. Ridgefield crews remain on scene combating the blaze around 8:15 Wednesday. Also on the scene are fire police from Ridgefield who helped close down the area near Route 123. An ambulance from Ridgefield was also called … read more

Two hires put fire department at full staffing

Two new firefighters — one an emergency medical technician (EMT) and one a paramedic — are joining the Ridgefield Fire Department. Seth Kellogg is a firefighter/EMT and Ryan Underwood is a firefighter/medic. “Both are very good candidates, very strong candidates,” said Fire Chief Jerry Myers. “…Ryan is currently a city of New Haven firefighter who’s transferring to us, and Seth … read more

Car strikes utility pole on North Salem Road, driver extricated

(Cody Jung photo)

UPDATE, 1:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3 — Ridgefield police hope to have Rt. 116 open by RHS release time, but Barlow Mountain will be closed between North Street and Rt. 116 (North Salem Road). Ridgefield first responders extricated a driver following a one-car crash on North Salem Road (Route 116) shortly before 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 3. According to reports, the … read more

Former Fire Chief Richard Nagle dies

Former Ridgefield Fire Chief Richard Nagle died Thursday, Dec. 27, at age 77. Nagle served as chief of the Ridgefield Fire Department for more than a decade, from 1989 through 2000. Born and raised in Tarrytown, N.Y., Nagel served in the Tarrytown, White Plains, Croton-on-Hudson and New York City fire departments. He retired as a lieutenant from New York Fire … read more

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