Hartford first responders honored for helping in 2 recent emergencies


A great deal of recognition in Hartford on Thursday for some of our brave first responders. Members of the police and fire departments were honored for helping with two recent emergencies.

The first was an apartment fire along Wethersfield Avenue last month.  Months before, firefighters helped the owner of that building bring it up to code, a move that helped save lives when that fire broke out. 

The other emergency that was acknowledged happened during the Hartford St. Patrick’s Day parade

First responders helped one of the men in the parade who suffered a heart attack. Their quick actions saved his life. 

“I can’t express my gratitude enough for the work you do everyday on behalf of Hartford residents,” said Glendowlyn Thames, (D) Hartford Council President.

“Every member of the Hartford Fire Department and Hartford Police Department, current or retired, will tell you they were just doing their job,” said Deputy Chief Alvaro Cucuta.

The Fire Chief, Police Chief and elected leaders were all on hand for Thursday’s ceremony, as well as colleagues and family members.

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