David (Davey) was Stamford’s first black firefighter, appointed July 28, 1955 at the age of 29. He started his career with the Department on September 1, 1955, assigned to Engine 2. He retired October 3, 1975.
By Philip Hayes|2021-05-05T10:36:37-05:00May 5, 2021|Categories: 1970-1979, Firefighters|Comments Off on 1978-09-21: David Austin, First Black Stamford Firefighter, Dies at the Age of 52
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I am a Captain with the Stamford Fire Department and the developer of this website.