After 25 years, Shelton man is still touching lives with Stamford Fire Department

  • Source: Shelton Herald - Metered Site
  • Published: 08/04/2022 12:00 AM

John Searles walked into his interview at the Stamford Fire Department 25 years ago with hope in mind — making a difference in people’s lives. More than two decades later, the longtime Shelton resident remains satisfied that he made the right choice, especially after a month in which he was instrumental in rescuing a woman pinned under a commuter bus. Then, just a few days later, Searles received a promotion to captain. “At the end of the day, what we do means something,” said Searles. Last month, while still a lieutenant, Searles was in charge of keeping the incident “scene safe” after a woman was hit by a Connecticut transit bus at the intersection of Broad and Atlantic streets. The rescue effort also included a technical rescue response, including two engine companies, a ladder company, and Rescue Co. 1.


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