After more than 21 years of firefighting in Bridgeport, Deputy Fire Chief Ronald Rolfe is headed north.
Rolfe joined the Bridgeport Fire Department nearly 22 years ago. The department said Rolfe provided more than two decades of “dedicated service and leadership” to the city and the department.
Friday was Rolfe’s last day with the department, and he opted to decline an interview with Hearst Connecticut Media before departing. Rolfe and his family will relocate to Canada, where he will serve in his new position as platoon chief in Brampton, Ontario. Brampton, a city in Ontario’s Greater Tronto Area, is far larger than Bridgeport. The 2016 Canadian Census data showed Brampton had a population of 593,638 residents. U.S. Census data for Bridgeport showed a population of 144,900 in 2018.