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Bridgeport firefighters ‘rescue’ 31 air conditioners

August 28, 2018

BRIDGEPORT -With temperatures in the upper 80s, Bridgeport firefighters recently rescued 31 air conditioners and delivered the units to Home for the Brave.

“Shout out to AC Donofrio, Captain Cora and the members of Ladder 5, Engine 1 and Rescue 5 for their diligent efforts in rescuing 31 window air conditioning units from the roof of a former convalescent home,” the Bridgeport Fire Department posted in its Facebook page.

“The new owners of the building were donating the window units to Home for the Brave and called upon BFD to help.

“With a broken elevator at the building, Ladder 5 used the bucket to move the units off the roof to bring them safely to the ground. All of the air conditioning units made it to the Homes for the Brave and are being installed just in time for what we hope is the last of the summer heat wave. Great job!”

Since opening our doors in 2002 on Park Avenue, ABRI/Homes for the Brave has provided housing, vocational training, and life skills coaching to help individuals leave homelessness behind. To date, we have worked with nearly 1,200 men and women, most of whom are Veterans.

To learn more about Homes for the Brave, click here

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