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"EAST HAVEN The town and Chief of Police Leonard Gallo have brought in former New Haven Corporation Counsel Steven Mednick as an independent mediator to try to find a resolution in the matter involving Mayor April Capone Almons attempt to discipline Gallo for his alleged destruction of department personnel records, sources said."
"EAST HAVEN Charles Licata took the oath of office as the new assistant fire chief last week, moving up from deputy chief and training officer into the No. 2 position."
"EAST HAVEN A new hearing on charges of alleged wrongdoing by Chief of Police Leonard Gallo will be held, but Gallo wont be served a notice of charges and nothing will happen until after Oct. 31, Mayor April Capone Almon said."
"The focus was back on the East Haven Police Department this week as Chief Leonard Gallo faced disciplinary charges yesterday [Wednesday] for removing disciplinary actions from three officers personnel files"
"EAST HAVEN Police Officer Bob Nappe was back in blue Police Department blue at 8 a.m. Friday, a little more than half a day after the Board of Police Commissioners reinstated him following a four-year battle."
"Paul Cahill, assistant chief of the East Haven Fire Department (EHFD), retired on July 18 after serving the town for 37 years."
"EAST HAVEN - Six weeks after the reconstituted Board of Police Commissioners voted to withdraw its appeal of a Superior Court decision ordering the town to rehire former police officer Bob Nappe, nothing has happened."
"STAMFORD - Police departments from around the region and an American Red Cross chapter provided help after reports that Norwalk police officer was shot in the line of duty early yesterday morning."
"EAST HAVEN The five firefighters didn't go dashing into the burning, smoky apartment building at 500 Main St. in March 30 in hopes of someday winning an award or being honored for their bravery."
"EAST HAVEN A woman was seriously injured in a smoky fire that broke out Friday morning in her second-floor apartment in the Trolley Park Apartments complex at 500 Main St."
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"and in East Haven, the man to see to unravel those hundreds of codes is Fire Marshal Tony Moscato. "
"EAST HAVEN The police union voted overwhelmingly Thursday to express no confidence in the leadership of Chief of Police Leonard Gallo and the Board of Police Commissioners."
"EAST HAVEN Police Chief Leonard Gallo has ordered Sgt. Paul Liquori to appear before the Board of Police Commissioners for a termination hearing that police union President Troy Raccuia said could result in Liquoris firing."
"EAST HAVEN Police Chief Leonard Gallo met with union President Troy Raccuia recently because Raccuia refused to identify a police officer who allegedly was "counseled" by a superior for falling asleep more than once on the job."
"Mayor Joseph Maturo announced last week the appointment of former Battalion Chief Douglas F. Jackson to the vacated position of Chief of the East Haven Fire Department."
"EAST HAVEN Fire Department brass from Meriden to Madison to Milford joined town officials and dozens of current and former town firefighters Tuesday as Douglas F. Jackson took the oath of office as fire chief. "
"Battalion Chief William Mayer of the East Haven Fire Department is on administrative leave after allegedly selling eight light polls belonging to United Illuminating. "
"East Haven residents are coming together to help protect their town in times of emergency. Last Monday, East Haven's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) assembled at Fire Station Three to continue its training, this time to learn firefighting techniques"
"Thanks to the efforts of local officials, East Haven residents on the shore are safer and their insurance costs are lower. A recent evaluation by the Insurance Service Organization (ISO) resulted in East Haven receiving an upgrade in the organization's rating system. "
"East Haven Fire Chief Wayne Sandford and union President May Lendroth both confirmed the tentative agreement. As a result of a prior agreement, however, neither would discuss details of it before the union votes Thursday night on whether to accept the agreement."
"The federal government has awarded more than $400,000 to two area fire departments, providing $180,000 for improvements to East Havens firehouses and $225,000 to help buy a new firetruck for the Allingtown Volunteer Fire Department in West Haven, U.S. Rep. Rosa L. DeLauro, D-3, said."
"EAST HAVEN - Both police and fire officers will be getting much needed equipment in the next couple of weeks as the state begins the first phase of a multi-year project to help towns defend against bioterrorism."
East Haven Fire Department has been rated one of the nation's top-10 best when it comes to being ready for emergencies
"EAST HAVEN It can take 12 minutes for a paramedic to get to an emergency call in East Haven, and "that time is so precious, it can make the difference between life and death," said Fire Chief Wayne Sandford."