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NHFD Promotes 4 Deputy Chiefs, 4 Battalion Chiefs, 5 Captains, 11 Lieutenants

by Allan Appel | Jul 3, 2018 4:04 pm | Comments (1)

Allan Appel PhotoNew Haven’s littlest firefighter has already fought a fight for his life and prevailed — from being a one-pound-six ounce “micro-preemie” to a healthy 15-month old baby boy.

That little guy, James Watkins, Jr., was on hand Tuesday afternoon to lend his voice at a crowded and steamy Career High School auditorium, to cheer on his dad, James Watkins, as he was promoted to deputy chief in the the New Haven Fire Department.

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42 New Firefighters Graduate The Academy

by Thomas Breen | Jun 18, 2018 4:59 pm | Comments (8)

Thomas Breen photoSoon after moving to New Haven, Fire Chief John Alston went to Best Buy to pick up a new gadget. He liked the young man working in tech support so much that he encouraged him to apply for the fire department.

Over a year after that first retail encounter, Alston pinned a badge on the lapel of James Hilton, that former Best Buy employee, as Hilton formally became a New Haven firefighter.

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