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+00:00September 3, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1960-1969, Annual Reports, Timeline|0 Comments

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+00:00July 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+00:00July 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+00:00June 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+00:00June 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

1956-10-08: Blast at Boulevard Motors Causes General Alarm at 99-111 Main Street

As Published In Fire & Water Engineering Magazinbe A general alarm fire gave firefighters at Stamford, Conn., an hour-and-half battle before it was brought under control at the Boulevard Motors, Inc., on October 8. The fire, which engulfed the auto firm, and nearby stores, began with an explosion that sent [...]

By |2021-06-21T01:10:40+00:00June 21, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1950-1959, Commercial Building Fire, Timeline|Comments Off on 1956-10-08: Blast at Boulevard Motors Causes General Alarm at 99-111 Main Street

1930-01-17: Tank Explosion at Luders Marine Construction Company Kills One, Destroys Building & Boats

At 9:34 in the morning of February 19, 1930, a welder caused an explosion of a fuel tank that threw burning oil onto a nearby building at the Luders Marine complex, in turn causing a massive fire.  The building, containing eight boats for winter storage were completely destroyed with the [...]

By |2021-06-20T02:22:01+00:00June 20, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1930-1939, Commercial Building Fire, Fatal Fire, Timeline|Comments Off on 1930-01-17: Tank Explosion at Luders Marine Construction Company Kills One, Destroys Building & Boats

1950-11-06: Conflagration Destroys Diamond Match Company Lumbar Yard and Several Other Buildings and Homes

Children playing with flares and dynamite caps are believed to be the cause of a blaze that razed a lumber yard, damaged an adjoining 4-story distilling plant, destroyed three houses, and partially burned three others. The children reportedly stole flares and dynamite caps from the nearby rail yard around 5;50 [...]

By |2021-06-20T01:02:59+00:00June 20, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1950-1959, Arson Fire, Commercial Building Fire, Timeline|Comments Off on 1950-11-06: Conflagration Destroys Diamond Match Company Lumbar Yard and Several Other Buildings and Homes

1930-05-14: Chief Victor Veit Sets the Standard for School Fire Drills in Stamford

According to an article published on 5/14/1930 in the Fire & Water Engineering Magazine, then Fire Chief Victor Veit was responsible for establishing the system of organized fire drills for stamford students that continues into today...  without the surprise visits of course.  The magazine pays him great homage with the [...]

By |2021-06-19T21:26:33+00:00June 19, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1930-1939, Fire Prevention, Timeline|Comments Off on 1930-05-14: Chief Victor Veit Sets the Standard for School Fire Drills in Stamford

1911-12-20: An article About Stamford’s First Fire Engine Trial

On December 20, 1911, Fire & Water Engineering Magazine (now Fire Engineering) published an interesting article about the trials of Stamford's first motorized pumping engine, an American LaFrance.   Lots of out of town guests participated in the trials. After witnessing an exhaustive demonstration of the powers of the new [...]

By |2021-06-19T01:01:01+00:00June 19, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1910-1919, New Apparatus, Timeline|Comments Off on 1911-12-20: An article About Stamford’s First Fire Engine Trial
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