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Fire Chief Harry W Parker

Chief Harry W Parker submitted his resignation on May 24, asking to be placed on the retired list. The request was granted by the Stamford Board of Alderman on June 1. Chief Parker left the Fire Department after 38 years […]

Fire Chief George Bowman

b. 12 May 1852 in Fifeshire, Scotlandd. 14 September 1903 in New York StateServed as Fire Chief: 1887 – 1903 Chief George Bowman, the first Fire Chief of the Stamford Fire Department, served as Fire Chief for sixteen years. Chief […]

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1955 Maxim 85’ Aerial Ladder Truck

Service History: Truck 4 9/21/1955: Arrived from factory at 4:24pm with company engineer Fred Haskins and R. Bartholemew sales representative. This truck officially #4 Truck.9/22/1955: #4 Maxim Aerial Ladder Truck after testing and breaking drivers went in commission at #4 Station […]

The Rippowam… Stamford’s First Pumping Apparatus

Stamford’s first pumping apparatus was known as the “Rippowam.”  Pictured above, the “Rippowam” survived the early 1900’s and was on display in the “Relic” room on the third floor of the new Central Fire Station which was built in 1915.  The Rippowam […]

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1910 HH Easterbrook Letter to Harry Parker

122 Montague StBrooklyn, NY  June 9 1911 H. W Parker, Esq.Chief of Fire DepartmentStamford, Conn. My Dear Sir, Since I was at Stamford two weeks ago, I have been endeavoring to obtain information relative to the hand fire engines; Rippowam […]

The 1895 Fireman’s Entertainment & Ball Program

This is a PDF of an original program for the 1895 Firemans Entertainment and Ball. It was held on Thursday evening, January 31. You should recognize some of the names on the committee page such as George Bowman (Fire Chief) […]