1925-08-08: Firemen Build Drill Tower in Spare Time

Stamford firefighters have a long-standing tradition of helping to improve the job that they love so much. In 1925, when budget constraints prevailed, Stamford Firefighters saved taxpayers $1,500 ($23,0000 in today's money) by building their own training tower in the back of the Central Fire Station. The tower was designed [...]

By |2021-06-17T21:59:53+00:00June 17, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1920-1929, Timeline, Training|Comments Off on 1925-08-08: Firemen Build Drill Tower in Spare Time

1970 (Circa): Training Officer Joseph Vitti Supervising A Training Evolution

Training Officer Joseph Vitti supervises an unknown training session sometime around 1970.  Firefighter Edward Fitzgerald stands in the background.

By |2021-05-28T21:07:33+00:00May 28, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1970-1979, Timeline, Training|Comments Off on 1970 (Circa): Training Officer Joseph Vitti Supervising A Training Evolution

2006-09-22: Stamford’s Largest Surprise Full Scale Terrorist Attack Drill

In the early morning hours of September 22, 2006, Stamford Police, Fire, EMS and Emergency Management conducted a full scale suprise drill simulating a terrorism attack at the Stamford Transportation Center. Personnel, sworn to secrecy, worked through the night prepping the scene under the I-95 overpass, crushing cars with heavy [...]

By |2021-05-07T01:58:28+00:00May 7, 2021|Categories: 2000's, 2000-2009, Timeline, Training|Comments Off on 2006-09-22: Stamford’s Largest Surprise Full Scale Terrorist Attack Drill

2006-12-15: Building Collapse Training Class

In December of 2006, Stamford Firefighter's had some of best Terrorism / Building Collapse training possible. These members pulled an all-nighter in some Bridgeport buildings that were scheduled to be torn down.... all for the sake of training. It was as close to real as you can imagine.

By |2021-05-06T20:50:32+00:00May 6, 2021|Categories: 2000-2009, Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 2006-12-15: Building Collapse Training Class
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