Posts Tagged ‘ Fire ’

Survey aimed at fire safety

March 22, 2014
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Fire Department has recently established a new home fire safety survey program that aims to help keep residents safe. “It’s part of our community risk reduction program,” said firefighter Eric D’Arcy about the voluntary program. “It’s a prevention strategy.” The survey involves having a firefighter come through your home,…

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Fire Dept. obtains new compressor

April 7, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Southington Fire Department recently acquired a new high pressure breathing air compressor, thanks to a grant. The compressor, which fills the air packs the firefighters wear into a fire, was obtained through an Assistance to Firefighters grant. The grant covered 90 percent of the compressor’s $56,000 price tag. The town…

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Opening the charter; Commission formed by party vote

March 27, 2013
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By Ed Harris Editor The Town Council has decided to open the charter, establishing a new Charter Revision Commission, following a strict party line vote Monday night. All six Republicans voted in favor of the commission, while the Council’s three Democrats voted against it. Five people were named to the commission, three Republicans and two…

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September 27, 2012
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By Ed Harris Editor   An early morning fire has displaced three businesses along the Southington/Plainville line. On Wednesday, Sept. 26, a fire broke out in the back area of Jitter’s Café, causing extensive fire and smoke damage. “The kitchen was fully involved,” said Southington Fire Chief Harold Clark. Clark said the kitchen had jutted…

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Rex Forge oil spill was contained

August 8, 2012
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Rex Forge oil spill was contained

By Rob Glidden Staff Writer The devastating fire at Rex Forge and the subsequent oil spill into the nearby Quinnipiac River was contained by state and local officials by the next day. The July 31 fire started shortly before 8 a.m. T he first fire units arrived to find a heavy fire engulfing a portion…

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