January 20, 2021
Emeritus status is an honorary designation conferred upon a member to recognize their contributions and accomplishments over their careers.
During last night’s Local 2687 monthly meeting (1/19/21), Past President Kurt Vogt was unanimously voted to Emeritus status.
Kurt has been heavily involved with union activities for the better part of 20 years.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more than 200 home fires each year start with a Christmas tree. In this video, NIST fire researchers demonstrate what could happen if a fire starts in a watered Christmas tree vs. a dry Christmas tree. For Christmas tree safety tips, visit the NFPA website
Congratulations to FF Brian Gagnon on his promotion to Lieutenant.
Lieutenant Gagnon was sworn in during a ceremony held at the Memorial Town Hall on Friday, December 4th, 2020.
Six-year veteran Hamden firefighter Brian Gagnon officially joined the department's officer corps this morning by taking the oath inside the Town Hall Council Chamber.
We would like to congratulate Rob Phelan, Matt Nolan, Jeff McGoldrick, and Chris Dosin, who were officially sworn in as Hamden Firefighters. These four new firefighter/paramedics just graduated from the Connecticut Fire Academy as members of Recruit Class 65. We wish you the best of luck in your new careers, stay safe.
Firefighter Raymond Ramelli
(1946 - 2020)
We are deeply saddened to report the passing on August 17th of retired Hamden Firefighter Ray Ramelli, 74, who served on the department from January 1970 until his retirement on the last day of November 1999.