Follow up: 11 Simsbury emergency officials honored for rescue

  • Source: WTNH-TV ABC 8 New Haven
  • Published: 09/15/2022 12:00 AM

VIDEO: A hero’s honor Wednesday night for 11 members of the Simsbury Police Department and volunteer fire company. Together they helped rescue a couple and their two dogs from a fire at their home on Bushy Hill Road. It happened in the early morning hours of July 6th. That’s when homeowner Tom Gaffey called 911 – saying his house was on fire – and that he, his wife, and their pets were trapped on the second floor. “The thought of going out of the bedroom window at 2:30 in the morning is really kind of sobering but that’s when first responders jumped into action – and did what they were trained to do – save lives,” said homeowner Tom Gaffey. The five officers and six firefighters involved were given certificates of commendation at Wednesday’s ceremony recognizing their good work.


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