John Klinger, a letter carrier, was the first to discover the flames. He was with John McMahon and Frank Greene. The fire reached a stage which drove them out of the building. Hawley Offinger, a special officer, got Walter Williams, a police officer, on the telephone, and he ran out [...]
The Resolve shown below established the very fire Stamford Fire Company for the Village and Town, Resolve Authorizing A Fire Company in Stamford Passed, May 1829 Resolved, that the civil authority and the select-men of said Stamford, may meet, and they are here by directed to meet instead Stamford on [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The Stamford Fire Department was formed in the 1980's. Several members have served for the Honor Guard for more than two decades.
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.
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
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 [...]
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., [...]
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 [...]