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

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

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

1922-06-12: Engine No 4, An American LaFrance Triple Combination Pumper

Stamford Fire Department receives its new American LaFrance Triple Combination Hose, Pumper, and Chemical Equipment Car.  It went into service as Engine No. 4 after the acceptance testing was completed on the Broad Street bridge.

By |2021-06-01T00:16:14+00:00June 1, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1920-1929, New Apparatus, Timeline, Uncategorized|Comments Off on 1922-06-12: Engine No 4, An American LaFrance Triple Combination Pumper

1938-08: Factory Photo of the Ahrens 1000 Gallon, 2-stage Centrifigual Pumper

The new 1000-Gallon Ahrens-Fox Pumper arrived at Headquarters at 10:40 A.M.  it was original planned to be assigned to #2 Station, but was found to be too wide for the doors, so it was put in commission at Headquarters at 10:52 A.M. Aug. 17, 1938.

By |2021-05-07T22:23:05+00:00May 7, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1930-1939, New Apparatus, Timeline|Comments Off on 1938-08: Factory Photo of the Ahrens 1000 Gallon, 2-stage Centrifigual Pumper

1973-01-17: Maxim 100′ Mid-Mount Aerial Ladder put Into Service as Truck 3

The new Maxim 100′ Mid-Mount Aerial Ladder arrived at Stamford Fire Department at 1 pm from the Maxim Motor Division, 170 Wareham St., Middleboro, Mass. It was a model #FCC-82L-100 – Serial #3071 (Diesel Fuel) It was placed into service at Station 3 on April 13, 1973. Truck 3 in [...]

By |2021-05-03T21:11:03+00:00April 30, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1970-1979, New Apparatus, Timeline|Comments Off on 1973-01-17: Maxim 100′ Mid-Mount Aerial Ladder put Into Service as Truck 3

1938-08-12: The SFD Receives a New 1000-Gallon Ahrens-Fox Pumper

The new 1000-Gallon Ahrens-Fox Pumper arrived at Headquarters at 10:40 AM on August 12, 1938. It was initially intended for assignment to Station 2, but they soon found that it was too wide for the current garage doors. The Ahrens-Fox was commission at Headquarters at 10:52 A.M. Aug. 17, 1938 [...]

By |2021-05-03T21:10:41+00:00April 6, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1930-1939, New Apparatus, Timeline|Comments Off on 1938-08-12: The SFD Receives a New 1000-Gallon Ahrens-Fox Pumper

1955-09-21: 85′ Maxim Aerial Ladder Arrives in Stamford and Placed Into Service as Truck #4

The 1955 85' Maxim Ladder Truck arrived from the factory at 4:24 pm with company engineer Fred Haskins and sales representative R. Bartholemew. This truck officially assigned as #4 Truck and assigned to Station #4 after testing and breaking-in drivers. The #2 Maxim Aerial Ladder Truck which had been serving [...]

By |2021-05-03T21:10:41+00:00April 6, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1950-1959, New Apparatus, Timeline|Comments Off on 1955-09-21: 85′ Maxim Aerial Ladder Arrives in Stamford and Placed Into Service as Truck #4
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