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Ridgefield Swears In Two Firefighters Who Paid For Their Own Training

Two new Ridgefield firefighters recently paid their own tuition to the Connecticut Fire Academy.
Two new Ridgefield firefighters recently paid their own tuition to the Connecticut Fire Academy. Photo Credit: File

RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Two new Ridgefield firefighters were sworn in by Town Clerk Barbara Serfilippi, but the path they took to joining the town's bravest is a little unorthodox, according to the Ridgefield Press.

Matthew Bannon and Steven Kindschi each paid their own tuition to go to the Connecticut Fire Academy. Usually, a recruit's training is at the town's expense, the Ridgefield Press reported.

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