Danbury's new Fire Chief was sworn in this week. Richard Thode was Bridgeport's Chief and member of the Bethel Fire Truck Ad Hoc Committee.
Bethel First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker acknowledged Thode as that committee was disbanded earlier this month. He wished Thode well in the next chapter of his career.
The Bethel committee was formed as town officials look into the best option for getting a working aerial ladder truck in town for the Bethel Fire Department. Stony Hill Fire Company will also likely need an aerial truck in the near future due to growth in that section of town. They currently do not have one.