On November 29th, 2021, members of our Department who were scheduled for retirement effective 11/30, were honored during a gathering held at the legislative council chambers. The members who submitted their retirement papers to the Hamden Employee Retirement Board effective 11/30 are:
· Assistant Chief Lubowicki 21.
Lieut. Kurt Vogt Retires after 27 years of service in the HFD:
On Friday, July 30th, 2021, Lieutenant Kurt Vogt served his final shift with the Hamden Fire Department after a 27 year career.
In 2011 Kurt was elected president of IAFF Local 2687 and served in that capacity for 10 years. He stepped down several months ago in anticipation of his upcoming retirement.
Below is the link to the Go Fund Me page created to support the family of New Haven FF Ricardo Torres.
FF Torres was killed in the Line of Duty on May 12, 2021 while battling a structure fire.
Thursday, May 20th, 2021
Today, Local 2687 members had the distinct honor of providing a cover engine for the City of New Haven, as they laid to rest one of their own. Firefighter Ricardo Torres died in the line of duty on May 12th, 2021 while battling a structure fire.
Pictured below is Hamden Engine 1 (a spare), covering New Haven's Whitney Avenue Station.