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

New fire lieutenant is Patrick Holland

There’s new brass shining in the fire department. Patrick Holland has been promoted to become the fire department’s newest lieutenant, filling a position opened up a few weeks ago when Tony Cerulli was made a captain. Hollard was one of two firefighters interviewed for the promotion in an executive session of the Board of Selectmen on Dec. 12. And echoing … read more

Tony Cerulli is promoted to captain in fire department

A 19-year veteran firefighter, Tony Cerulli, has been promoted to be a captain in the Ridgefield Fire Department. “Tony served Ridgefield originally as a volunteer firefighter, until joining the Ridgefield Fire Department in 1999,” ‘First Selectman Rudy Marconi said, adding that Cerulli had “unquestionably, the respect of his peers.” Cerulli has been a lieutenant in the fire department since 2014. … read more

Danbury Road crash sends Waterbury man, two children to hospital

A two-car crash on Danbury Road sent a Waterbury man and his two kids to Danbury Hospital around 4:15 p.m. Monday, Nov. 26. Police said a 42-year-old Danbury man was driving northbound on the state highway when he made a left hand turn into a business located at 703 Danbury Road. According to a report, the driver’s vehicle struck a … read more

Ridgefield fire marshal’s office gives holiday safety tips (COLUMN)

With the winter months rapidly approaching, the Ridgefield Fire Marshal’s office and the Ridgefield Fire Department would like to remind everyone to be safe this holiday season as we enjoy our time with friends and family. Every year, there are a multitude of circumstances that can occur that result in loss of life and or property. We would like to … read more

Fire marshal warns of malfunctioning dehumidifiers

Guy Miglinas, Ridgefield’s fire marshal, is asking residents to look at their dehumidifiers following an Oct. 23 fire on North Salem Road. “That was most likely caused by a malfunctioning dehumidifier,” he said. “No one was injured and there was significant damage to the home involved. This unfortunately causes many inconveniences to ones life.” Miglinas, citing a similar event occurred … read more

Fire, police, ambulance calls: Study will see where needs are

Where — ideally — should Ridgefield’s fire and police headquarters be? Together, maybe? The brick firehouse on Catoonah Street and police station in a towered Victorian on East Ridge Road are vintage buildings, architecturally at home in Ridgefield center. But they’re getting old, and the town is looking into whether their vital functions should be relocated. “We have two headquarters … read more

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