A meeting for all members of the new Hamden Guardian Services Retirees Association, LLC will take place at the Hamden American Legion Post 88, 3005 Dixwell Avenue, on Thursday, November 15th at 7 p.m.
All members of the HGSRA, any fire or police retiree who plans to join, and any active firefighter or police officer who plans to retiree by Nov. 30th, are all welcome.
The Executive Board of the HGSRA will report on the status of the pension plan and on future HGSRA activities. There are presently 166 members of the HGSRA, 84 of whom are fire retirees.
Lt. Joe McDermott's Engine 3 Crew in 1969
This 1969 photo shows Engine 3's crew repacking the hosebed following hose testing. Up top in the blue jacket is Ff. Walt Vining. Barely visible in the hosebed with Walt are Ffs. Bob Slater and Bob Chadwick. Ff. Gaetano "Carmen" Amarante is on the tailboard waving at the photographer. Ffs. Dave Herrmann and Ed Doiron are standing at street level.
65 Years Ago This Week
These two articles appeared in the November 6, 1947 edition of The Hamden Chronicle and are published here courtesy of the Hamden Historical Society.
The Hamden Chronicle, November 6, 1947
CLICK on photo to enlarge for easier reading.
Trivia: What major technological emergency (glitch) occurred 47 years ago on November 9th? And what were you doing? (Email the website atHFDBadge102@aol.com.)
304 Ridgewood Avenue
June 21, 1966
Photo by John Mongillo, Jr.
On Tuesday afternoon, June 21, 1966, personnel of old Platoon 1 responded to this garage fire at 304 Ridgewood Avenue, a street that begins in North Haven opposite Spring Glen School, and ends in Hamden at the corner of Santa Fe Avenue.
The fire did a lot of damage to the garage, but was otherwise not of any great consequence (unless, of course, you owned the garage). The HFRA website is featuring it on this week's Home page because we acquired photos of the incident from three different sources.
The photo above was scanned from a nice 8x10 glossy taken by Register photographer John Mongillo, Jr. Immediately below is a New Haven Register article featuring another Mongillo photo. And immediately below the Register article is a nice color shot taken as the crew was overhauling. It was scanned from the original Ectochrome slide taken by Ed Doiron, Sr., who was a member of Engine 3's crew.
New Haven Register, June 22, 1966 (Courtesy of Chan Brainard)
A meeting for all new members of the Hamden Guardian Services Retirees Association, LLC will take place at the Hamden American Legion Post 88, 3005 Dixwell Avenue, on Thursday, November 15th at 7 p.m.
All members of the HGSRA as of that date, or those police and fire retirees who plan to join at the meeting, are welcome. The Executive Board of the HGSRA will report on the status of the pension plan and on future HGSRA activities.