1885-05-15: Borough of Stamford Adopts Ordinances Establishing the “First” Stamford Fire Department

Just over a month after the Committee on the Fire Department published recommendations in the Stamford Advocate for a partially paid (call) Fire Department for the Borough, the Board of Wardens and Burgesses publish the required ordinances that establish the "first" Stamford Fire Department. There are a few differences between the [...]

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1885-04-03: The Committee on the Fire Department Recommends a Partially Paid (Call) Fire Department for Stamford

On April 3, 19885, the Committee on the Fire Department published a recommendation in the Stamford Advocate for a partially paid (call) Fire Department for the Borough. According to the recommendation, it should have a Chief Engineer and Engineman who give their full time to the service and are paid [...]

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1919-02-19: The Stamford Manufacturing Company Cove Mills Plant Completely Destroyed By Massive Fire

An artists vision of the Stamford Mills Factory in Stamford, CT Source: Stamford History Center (edited by Captain Philip Hayes) At 7:00 in the evening of February 19th, 1919, a small fire started in the acid storage room of the huge Cove Mills, a complex of about 25 "fireproof" buildings [...]

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