Recognizing Norwalk Firefighters, First Responders

May 7, 2024

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Dear Neighbors,

We took a moment during session on Monday to recognize the Norwalk Firefighters and First Responders who sprang into action in response to the fiery crash under the Fairfield Avenue Bridge last week.

"It takes a village, and from the response from local and state police and fire departments to the environmental cleanup by the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the demolition and rebuilding by the Connecticut Department of Transportation and contractors, everyone did their part," Governor Lamont said in a statement. "I am impressed by these efforts and thankful for the dedication, skill, and labor of everyone who has been involved."

I'll add that being born and raised in Norwalk and as a member of the Transportation Committee, I was pleased with the quick response. I-95 was open in both directions much sooner than we initially anticipated, and there are many people to thank for their outstanding efforts to keep the highway open, including South Norwalk Electric Works (SNEW), which was instrumental in shutting off power, and cleaning up the water from the gas spill on the highway.

Thankfully there were no water quality issues or supply problems. SNEW will continue to monitor tank levels carefully, although it does not anticipate any issues.

Please click on the video below to see Monday's recognition in Hartford.

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Travis Simms
State Representative


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