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