The firefighter was later released from the hospital and sent home for the day, but isn’t expected to miss further shifts, said Aurora fire spokeswoman Lt. Laure Bridges
The contracts — which cover 2017 and 2018 — are, in a word, complicated.
“It is the best contract, in our opinion, that we have had in the last 10 to 15 years,” said Aurora Police Association President Bob Wesner.
Authorities say the car doors automatically locked when the mother turned on her car engine, then got out to put the child in the back seat in a parking lot in south Aurora on Friday.
Garcia is the department’s first Latino fire chief and he said he hopes the fact that he rose to the top of the department can spur other minorities to come work for Aurora fire.
Aurora fire officials say the cause of the fire was from the electrical bathroom fan.
The number of summonses would likely have been higher but officers need someone to sign a complaint if they are going to issue a summons, and neighbors often don’t want to do that.
One man was transported to a nearby hospital with injuries, while another man was displaced by the blaze, which damaged two units and made them uninhabitable.
Aurora fire Capt. Mike Ackman said that with the population growth on the city’s eastern and northern edges, the city is planning to start construction on three new firehouses by 2018