1970-05: Reading the Box Number

Prior to modern-day Zeatron dispatching, each station would have a device called a joker.  The Joker would punch holes in a moving tape roll.  So, one hole, pause, two holes would correspond to Box 12. X    X X One hole, pause, two holes, pause six holes would be Box [...]

By |2021-05-24T02:18:16+00:00May 24, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1970-1979, Around the Station, Timeline|Comments Off on 1970-05: Reading the Box Number

Stamford’s Tradition of Honoring Firefighters Who Gave Their Lives During the Performance of Their Duties… and more

Memorial Day is a long standing tradition and an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Back in the early 1900's, it was not uncommon to see anybody who gave their life in performance of their civic duties [...]

By |2021-05-03T21:44:33+00:00May 3, 2021|Categories: Around the Station, Timeline|Comments Off on Stamford’s Tradition of Honoring Firefighters Who Gave Their Lives During the Performance of Their Duties… and more

1997-05: Group 2 Hose Testing

Before the Fire Department began hiring an outside contractor to test each length of hose annually, it was the responsibility of the individual Fire Companies to test, record and maintain records on each length of hose.

By |2021-05-03T21:11:02+00:00May 2, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1990-1999, Around the Station, Timeline|Comments Off on 1997-05: Group 2 Hose Testing
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