The Bridgeport Fire department is mourning one of its own after an off-duty Bridgeport firefighter was killed in an accident Saturday afternoon.
City of Bridgeport spokesman Av Harris says that 34-year-old Jimmie Jones, an 8-year veteran of the fire department, was killed in an accident on Bishop Avenue near Connecticut Avenue. Two cars were involved in the crash, which occurred around 3:25p.m. There were multiple injuries and multiple victims required extrication.
Jones was assigned to truck and ladder 6 on the east side Battalion 2 on Central Avenue. His father is a retired Bridgeport firefighter.
Several of Jones’s truck mates on ladder 6 responded to the crash and attempted life-saving measures.
Jones’s son was also in the car and suffered a broken leg. Information about the other victims of the accident is not available at this time.
In a statement, Mayor Joseph P. Ganim and Fire Chief Brian Rooney extended their deepest condolences to the family of Jimmie Jones Saturday night, and extended prayers for the recovery of the other victims.