New Haven Fire Department Chief Allyn Wright to leave post Jan. 4

NEW HAVEN >> Fire Chief Allyn Wright said what he’ll miss most is being looked up to as a leader when he retires from his position on January 4.

A native son of New Haven, Wright has been chief for a year and eight months, entering his tenure with goals of fixing a department from the ground up.

“Like flipping a house,” he said. “I wanted to flip the department.”