Hamden firefighters of Platoon 3 responded to a fully involved garage fire at 11 Notkins Street last Monday. The garage was destroyed and radiant heat caused significant damage to adjacent structures. A couple of HFD retirees showed up and took some photos.
Yeah, it's Ralph Pascale from Public Works. When leaving the fire on Notkins Street last Monday, we met up with Ralph and his wife, Pasqualina, who were watching the action from their front steps.
Ralph and his public works colleague Tommy, a duo affectionately known around 4's as "Cheech and Chong," were familiar to anyone who worked at Station 4 a few years back - and especially to the staff fire personnel who occupied basement offices at town hall in the 80s.
Ralph, who looks great, has been happily retired since 2000 (which is probably why he looks so good).