1972-12-12: The New Central Fire Station Opens in Stamford

Groundbreaking for the new fire station occurred on June 15, 1971.  The official opening and flag-raising ceremonies were held at the new Central Fire Headquarters on December 12, 1972. Present were Mayor Julius Wilensky, Fire Chief Charles R. McRedmond, Chairman of the Fire Commission member Joseph A. Czescik, John E. [...]

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1987-08-28: Discussions for a New Station #2 Begin

With the age of Station #2 beginning to show (it was constructed in 1898), City officials began talking about replacing the fire station.  The City had planned to build a new one across the street on the basketball courts of the South End Community Center, but local outrage put an [...]

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1909: The Stamford Fire Department Pictorial

The following pictorial contains photos that were scanned at high resolution and moderately enhanced to improve visibility. The originals were used in a collage depicting the 1909 Stamford Fire Department. That collage was used for numerous years in programs for the various even programs. The originals are nowhere to be [...]

By |2021-05-10T01:39:28+00:00May 10, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1900-1909, Fire Stations, Timeline|Comments Off on 1909: The Stamford Fire Department Pictorial

1977: The Woodside Fire Station Finally Opens after Long Delays and Funding Difficulties

Woodside Fire Station #5, December 1974 September 5, 1974 Chief Vitti had previously referred to the new fire station as "The North End Fire Station. But the Commissioners vote unanimously to name the new fire station, the "Woodside Fire Station," citing its location near the old Woodside Park. September 26, [...]

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1971: Artist Conceptual Drawing of “Central Fire Headquarters”

June 15, 1971 Ground breaking for the new "Central Fire Headquarters." October 12, 1972 Official opening and Flag raising ceremonies was held at new Central Fire Headquarters. Present were Mayor Julius Wilensky, Fire Chief Charles R. McRedmond, Chairman of the Fire Commission member Joseph A. Czescik, John E. Cooper Comm. [...]

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1947: The Stamford Fire Department in the Hit Movie Boomerang

The 1947 video clip below shows the interior of the old "Central Fire Station", with the church across the street.   The station was directly next door to the present day "Central Fire Station", commonly referred to today as "Headquarters." The clip comes to us by way of the 1947 hit [...]

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