1970-07-27: “The Rockland Hotel” Suffers An Arson Fire Ending It’s Nearly 100 Year History in Stamford.

The structure at 695 Atlantic Street was built in 1876 and served as the mansion of Henry R Towne, the lock tycoon of the well-known Yale and Towne factory of the Southend. The building then became the luxurious "Rockland Hotel" proving travelers and even Stamford Residents a beautiful place to [...]

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1947: Boomerang! A Scene From Inside the Original Central Fire Station

Boomerang! is a 1947 American crime film noir based on the true story of a vagrant who was accused of murder by an incompetent police force, only to be found not guilty through the efforts of the prosecutor. The film was shot mostly in Stamford after the director was denied [...]

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1950: The Members of the Stamford Fire Department in Pictures

Captains Supervisors & Inspectors Firefighters

By |2021-05-20T23:58:36+00:00April 24, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1950-1959, Assistant Fire Chiefs, Deputy Chiefs, featured, Fire Captains, Fire Chiefs, Firefighters, Mechanics, Personnel, Timeline, Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on 1950: The Members of the Stamford Fire Department in Pictures

1885-1915: The Horses of the Stamford Department

This article is dedicated to the numerous hard-working horses of the Stamford Fire Department. They deserve special recognition, often providing a near lifetime of service to the Citizens of Stamford. HarryHarry (2)Dick ZophGeorgeFrankHomer JimEagleBilly BoThe other unnamed Horses Stamford's first horse-drawn steam pumper arrived on February 3, 1883. But they [...]

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1922-02-03: The Stamford Fire Department in 1922… A Pictorial and Roster

The Stamford Fire Department has grown to fifty-eight personnel in 1922, staffing three fire stations. Chief Victor Veit is in charge. During the previous year, 1921, the Department received and responded to 94 Bell Alarms, 140 Telephone Alarms and 18 verbal calls, for a total of 252 Alarms. This is [...]

By |2021-05-20T23:59:05+00:00April 8, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1920-1929, featured, Personnel, Portraits, Timeline|Tags: |Comments Off on 1922-02-03: The Stamford Fire Department in 1922… A Pictorial and Roster

An Illustrated History of Stamford’s Hand Drawn Fire Apparatus (Handtubs)

Handtub "a fire-fighting apparatus consisting of an often tub-shaped reservoir of water pumped out through a hose by means of a pump with brakes that are rocked up and down by a number of men on each side of the apparatus. ... Also called a hand pumper or hand engine [...]

By |2021-05-20T23:59:24+00:00November 30, 2020|Categories: Apparatus, featured|Tags: |Comments Off on An Illustrated History of Stamford’s Hand Drawn Fire Apparatus (Handtubs)

1887: Picture of the Luther Street Fire Station and the Men of the SFD

On December 2, 2014, Deputy Chief Tim Conroy (now retired) presented me with a very old photograph of the Luther Street Fire Station and members of the SFD. As I remember it, he told me he found it in one of the closets at the Central Fire Station (Fire HQ). [...]

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