Fire Chief: 1954 – 1956

Chief Thomas Richardson submitted his request for retirement after 43 years of service.

Events & Accomplishments During Chief Richardson’s Tenure:

  • Station #2’s front was changed from three doors to two doors to accommodate modern day apparatus (1954).
  • Started using the old incinerator grounds as a “drill field” (1954).
  • Stamford first Maxim Engine was assigned to Station #2 (1955)
  • The Fire Prevention Division was officially established (1955).
  • Station #4 at 364 Shippan Avenue and Station #5 on Washington Blvd. were opened (1955).
  • Captain George Daily died of a head injury sustained while performing rescue operations during hurricane (1956).
  • Members begin 42-hour work week