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Trumbull First Responders Learn Importance of Electric Safety

Taken from various press releases.

UI Teaches Trumbull

The United Illuminating Company (UI), an operating company of UIL Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:UIL), concluded an electrical safety education program for emergency first responders during a training session at the Trumbull Fire Department Headquarters, 860 White Plains Road, Trumbull. 

The safety presentation was the final in a four-session series in Trumbull designed to provide firefighters, police officers, emergency medical services, public works employees with a baseline of knowledge about UI’s electric infrastructure and a blueprint for recognizing dangers related to damaged power lines, downed trees and other hazardous situations that can occur during extreme emergency conditions, such as those caused by the two major storms that struck the region last year.

During the safety series, UI Technical Trainer Robert McCarthy presented an overview of the electric transmission process, identified pole wire locations, explained line voltages, and provided detailed explanations about electrical dangers -- some visible, some hidden – that emergency first responders might encounter upon arrival at an storm-damaged location.

The informational series is part of an annual public safety awareness campaign that UI offers to municipalities and first responder community groups within the company’s service area. 

“Police, fire, emergency medical services and public works teams are out there on the front lines every day responding to all types of emergencies under all kinds of conditions,” said Anthony J. Vallillo, UI’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. “We want to help them create a thorough understanding of safety and response techniques by helping to increase awareness of how our electric system works.” 

Municipal or emergency first responder groups interested in learning more about UI’s Public Safety Awareness program should call Walter Booker, manager of safety and technical training at 203-926-4577. For information about electric safety, please visit the safety center at uinet.com.

Sound Development Group Begins Construction on Retail Plaza

The Town of Trumbull and Sound Development Group have announced the start of construction of a 46,000 square foot retail plaza at 41-51 Monroe Turnpike.  Site plans for the development were approved earlier this year for the five-acre site, and the initial building permits for the first building to be constructed were issued last week, according to Town officials.  The first building will be a 25,000 square foot retail center that will house The Fitness Edge, a health club offering a group cycling studio, a cardio cinema, on-site childcare, turf sprint lanes and a variety of training equipment.

“I am happy to see The Fitness Edge bringing their successful business model to Trumbull”, said First Selectman Timothy M. Herbst.  “I congratulate Sound Development Group for securing this tenant, and making another significant investment here.”   

“As a Trumbull resident involved in the community, I’m committed to quality development with quality tenants and I firmly believe that this new retail center will be well received by the people of Trumbull,” said Sound Development Group principal Philip DiGennaro.  “I appreciate the responsiveness from the Town of Trumbull officials during the planning and approval of this project.” DiGennaro indicated that other tenants at the retail center would be announced in the coming weeks, with at least one of those tenants being a new restaurant.  The project’s completion is expected in early 2013. 

The groundbreaking ceremony for the new retail center will be at 2 p.m. Monday July 23rd at the project site.

Finally, signups are still open for the First Selectman's Golf Classic. See the attached PDF.

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