1913-06-12: Major Train Wreck in Stamford Results in the Deaths of Six People

On Thursday, June 12, 1913, the second section of the Boston Express crashed into the first section near the Canal Street Bridge in Stamford. Six people lost their lives and another twenty were sent to the hospital with a wide range of injuries. The Stamford Fire Department was called to [...]

By |2021-11-25T03:27:31-05:00November 25, 2021|Categories: 1910-1919, Train Incident|Comments Off on 1913-06-12: Major Train Wreck in Stamford Results in the Deaths of Six People

1951-05-02: Cigarette Causes Major Fire at the Augusta Building at 485-503 Atlantic Street

The picture shown below has been hanging on the wall at Fire Headquarters for years.  It was donated by Deputy Chief Jack Boesen many years ago. It has a label on it that says: Unknown Fire on Atlantic Street, 1951 Jack Dillon, John Boesen and Captain Frank Fox. Jack [...]

By |2021-11-04T21:05:05-05:00November 4, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1950-1959, Commercial Building Fire, Residential Fire|Comments Off on 1951-05-02: Cigarette Causes Major Fire at the Augusta Building at 485-503 Atlantic Street

1986: Stamford Fire Department Honor Guard Marching In Two Events

The Stamford Fire Department was formed in the 1980's.  Several members have served for the Honor Guard for more than two decades.

By |2021-10-31T01:51:45-05:00October 31, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1980-1989, Honor Guard, Parade, Timeline|Comments Off on 1986: Stamford Fire Department Honor Guard Marching In Two Events

1990-11-19: Boat Fire in Stamford Harbor

An explosion and fire in Stamford Harbor knocked a boater into the water.  He was rescued by nearby witnesses.  The boater was fueling his boat using an electric drill when the explosion occurred.  Firefighters used foam to suppress the fire.

By |2021-10-30T23:49:35-05:00October 30, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1990-1999, Boat Fire, Timeline|Comments Off on 1990-11-19: Boat Fire in Stamford Harbor

1981-02-08: Cigarette Causes Fire That Destroy Apartment

A cigarette was named as the cause of a fire that destroyed an apartment and displaced six families for a period of time.  Nobody was injured in the fire

By |2021-10-30T23:40:21-05:00October 30, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1980-1989, Residential Fire, Timeline|Comments Off on 1981-02-08: Cigarette Causes Fire That Destroy Apartment

1961-09: The 1960-1961 Annual Report of the SFD

The fire losses in the area served by this department showed an increase from $512,796.42 in 1959–60 to $547,040.04 in 1960-61. Due to the fact that there were no four-alarm fires during the past year, it was hoped that the fire losses in the area of the Stamford Fire Department [...]

By |2021-09-03T14:50:43-05:00September 3, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1960-1969, Annual Reports, Timeline|Comments Off on 1961-09: The 1960-1961 Annual Report of the SFD

1962-10-02: Stamford Received a 1962 750 GPM Mack Pumper

This picture was taken in 1988. This 750 GPM Mack pumper was received on October 2, 1962. It replaced the 1942 Mack Pumper. QUALIFIED DRIVERS: Albert Marsden, George Heinlein, Frank Maciolek, Julian Nosenzo, William Mocher, Italo Tamborino, Martin McNamara, Thomas Conklin, Barclay Berg, Harry Gluz, William Densky, Jr., [...]

By |2021-07-23T00:18:51-05:00July 23, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1960-1969, New Apparatus, Timeline|Comments Off on 1962-10-02: Stamford Received a 1962 750 GPM Mack Pumper

1988-07-30: Mexican City Buys 1962 750 GPM Pumper

L to R: FF Robert Morales, Mechanical Supervisor Frank Tasitano, Acting Chief Anthony Milone and Deputy Chief Kevin Tappe. In 1988, the Stamford Fire Department sold its 1962 750 GPM pumper to Neza, Mexico for $2,200.  This pumper responded to its first alarm on October 19, 1962.  It [...]

By |2021-07-22T22:53:20-05:00July 22, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1980-1989, Good Will, Timeline|Comments Off on 1988-07-30: Mexican City Buys 1962 750 GPM Pumper

1903-10-24: A Tribute To Stamford’s Late Fire Chief George Bowman

A tribute to Fire Chief George Bowman after his death as published in Fire & Water Engineering Magazine. George Bowman, late chief of the fire department of Stamford, Conn., who died on September 14, was one of the most active members of the Fire Chiefs’ club, of Connecticut, and was [...]

By |2021-06-22T23:26:15-05:00June 22, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1900-1909, Fire Chiefs, Obituaries, Timeline|Comments Off on 1903-10-24: A Tribute To Stamford’s Late Fire Chief George Bowman

1878-12-7: Chief Skelding’s Recommendation For A Steamer Voted Down

A man before his time in Stamford.  Yes.. the big fire did happen several years later, and it changed everything, albeit a little late. CHIEF SKELDING, of Stamford, Conn., has been having a lively scrimmage with the authorities of that town relative to the purchase of a Steam Fire Engine. [...]

By |2021-06-22T01:09:46-05:00June 22, 2021|Categories: 1800's, 1870-1879, New Apparatus, Timeline|Comments Off on 1878-12-7: Chief Skelding’s Recommendation For A Steamer Voted Down
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