Firing Chiefs

Location for Revolving Door

Location for Revolving Door

The latest word is that James Cavanaugh the Acting Fire Chief will be out. It seems he has made the fatal mistake of saying that he would run the department as a professional and not be subject to political considerations. Big mistake. (See Jay Cybart).

So where oh where will we get a new Fire Chief? Why, our good friend Edmund Winterbottom (HR Director) has the answer. The micro-managing Bridgeport Fire Chief Brian Rooney. If anyone knows how to play the political game and kiss the correct part of the anatomy it is Edmund Winterbottom.

Now you may ask why Mr. Rooney would take a cut in pay to become Stratford’s Fire Chief? Silly citizen. He will be collecting his pension from Bridgeport AND a paycheck from Stratford. And all he has to do is whatever Miron tells him to do.


11 Responses to “Firing Chiefs”

  1. 1 1george1


    You seem to have identified a few patterns in this blog post.
    Why not go main stream?

  2. 2 jezebel282

    Main stream?

  3. 3 1george1

    main stream?

    go from da big momma fish in a puddle, to swimmin wit da sharks
    and da plankton eatin whales?

    candid world?

  4. 4 jezebel282


    Ummm..ok….I’ll get right on that.

  5. 5 1george1


    Ya gotz my monitor all wet.

    Drippin wit szarcasm.

  6. 6 jezebel282


    “Ya gotz my monitor all wet.”

    Is that white Irish male slang?

  7. 7 1george1

    “White Irish” as opposed to “Black Irish?”

    The latter tend to be the dark hair version of the light
    skin blond or redheaded versions, with wild beards.
    That’s just the women.

    “Slang?” No it was kinda gangsta rap spelling, meant as
    jestering baffoonery teasing wisecrack.
    Slightly different style than Jeze or Sudds mockery.

    “Male?” Yep. Most species are either Male or Female.
    All I ever aspired in life to be was a nice guy (mensch).
    > Some bloggers caused a darker side, but they deserved
    to be rebutted for their own benefit, as cowards and
    bullies who need to putdown people anonymously tend
    to back off when their challenges are met.
    > I have tried to be a responsible man.
    > That includes making people aware of things which they
    have never experienced and are ignorant about, or is
    well beyond their belief systems.

    …Edited for redundancy by Jezebel…

  8. 8 1george1

    Jeze commented that a Fire Chief is collecting a Pension and a pay
    check, not dissimilar to a certain former deputy police chief, and
    a former police chief, and goodness how many others?

  9. 9 jezebel282


    It looks like we were wrong. And that is a good thing. Let us wish Cavanaugh luck and keep politics out of the FD.

    New fire chief named
    Written by John Kovach
    Tuesday, June 02, 2009

    A nationwide search for a new fire chief found a candidate close to home.

    James J. Cavanaugh, who has served as interim chief of the Stratford Fire Department for the past four months, has been hired on a permanent basis.

    The hiring was announced Tuesday by Mayor James R. Miron and other administration members during a press conference in Council Chambers in Town Hall. Miron said a swearing-in ceremony will be scheduled at a later date, most likely within the next 30 days.

  10. 10 sudds


    This makes WAY too much sense!!!

    OK George… this is the ONE time I will agree with you that space aliens have stolen our mayor and replaced him with a look-a-like!!!

  11. 11 1george1

    Cybart has come to Town Council Meetings and spoken during Public Forum.

    He has not over played his position.
    He underplays his position,

    Pointing out a past projected cost for a Fire Truck should have happened for
    $ 450,000 and now Bonds for $ 670,000 (up almost 50 %) has made Cybart look
    as a legit person and the Mayor look like his position was pretextual.

    I predicted Cybart would retire, before the Mayor’s Kangaroo Administrative
    Hearing, and it became true.
    Did not make Cybart look good!
    Made Mayor / Town Attorney look correct and Cybart look bad.
    Public Forum, is not a CONTROLLED ENTITY, like COURT or ADMINISTRATIVE …

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