The borough’s new deputy fire chief is no stranger to the Naugatuck Fire Department.
Former Fire Chief Ken Hanks came out of retirement July 20 to start his new job as the Naugatuck Fire Department’s second in command.
“I enjoy working for this department. I enjoy working in town,” Hanks said. “I’ve seen a lot of change and a lot of progress, and I want to be a part of the continuing change and progress that we’re doing.”
The Board of Mayor and Burgesses on July 19 approved a three-year contract that makes Hanks deputy chief through July 18, 2024. The approval came a week after the Board of Fire Commissioners appointed Hanks to the role. He replaced former Deputy Fire Chief James Trzaski, who resigned in June to become chief of the South Fire District of Middletown.