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

North Salem Road home suffers damage after dehumidifier catches fire

The homeowner at 809 North Salem Road stopped a residential fire in its tracks after a dehumidifier caught fire in the furnace room of his home after 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23. Ridgefield Fire Chief Jerry Myers said the homeowner was alerted to the blaze by a smoke alarm, and he went downstairs to put out the fire with an … read more

Fire consumes Lake Road home (VIDEO)

A residential home at 45 Lake Road burned to the ground during the early morning hours Monday, Oct. 15. According to authorities, the home’s alarm went off at 1:35 a.m.. Authorities at the scene said no one was injured. All four walls of the two-and-a-half story home collapsed in the blaze, with the home’s brick chimney the only remaining structure … read more

Ridgefield man arrested after assaulting, threatening firefighter

A Spring Valley Road man was arrested for assault on a public safety official at police headquarters on Thursday, Sept. 28. Police said the 39-year-old man turned himself in at 12:45 p.m. on an outstanding warrant. He was also charged with second-degree threatening. According to a report, the man grabbed a Ridgefield firefighter by the arm and shoved him to … read more

Firehouse to host CPR class for teens

An American Heart Association CPR course is being held for teenage students at the Ridgefield Fire Station on Oct. 10, starting at 10 a.m. This class is taught by instructors from Your Home CPR, LLC and is designed especially for young adults aged 12-17 who want to learn skills to save a life. Students will learn Adult, Child, and Infant CPR, how to use … read more

Police, firefighters to host Safety Day Sept. 23

Folks snap shots of a helicopter at Safety Day in 2014 —Scott Mullin photo

Crash simulators, a K-9 team demonstration, and a chance for kids to get up close to Eagle One, the police helicopter — the town’s annual Safety Day is Sunday, Sept. 23. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of East Ridge Middle School. Those who attend will get a chance to see … read more

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