1903-10-24: A Tribute To Stamford’s Late Fire Chief George Bowman

A tribute to Fire Chief George Bowman after his death as published in Fire & Water Engineering Magazine. George Bowman, late chief of the fire department of Stamford, Conn., who died on September 14, was one of the most active members of the Fire Chiefs’ club, of Connecticut, and was [...]

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1947 – The Apparatus & Members of the Stamford Fire Department, Central Fire Station

Apparatus of the Central Fire Station Officers of the Central Fire Station Donated by DC John Boesen Left to Right: Charles Speh, Mark O'Brien, Thomas Richardson, Martin Kennedy, Frank Fox, Victor Kurth, William Densky, Hawley Oefinger, Walter Seely, Victor Veit. Firefighters of the Central Fire Station Donated [...]

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1900-04-04: Captain Zophar Horton, Run Over By Horse-Drawn Truck… Stamford’s Second Line of Duty Death

Zophar M Horton was born February 4, 1854, in Greenwich Connecticut.  He was the second son born to John Horton and Charlotte Deming.   In 1873, Zophar married Charity Elinor Bell of Stamford. According to genealogical records, Zophar and Charity had nine children, however, only four survived to adulthood. The [...]

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2005-06-03: Fire Chief Joe Vitti Dies at Age 69

Fire Chief Joe Vitti passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at the age of sixty-nine. He was Chief of the Stamford Fire Department for seventeen years. Chief Vitti was thirty-eight years old when he was appointed Chief of the Department, making him the youngest member to obtain the rank [...]

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1910: Company Photo at Luther Street Fire Station

This photo was taken in front of the Luther Street Fire House. Since the new Central Fire Station was not opened in July 1915, the evidence suggests this photo was taken circa 1910. According to Daniel Burke, who provide the original scan of the photo from the Stamford Historical Socirty [...]

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1905: Firefighter David Regan

David G Regan was appointed to the Fire Department on May 8, 1905. He was initially assigned to Engine 1. He was promoted to lieutenant on February 8, 1915 and then to Captain in July 1, 1920. He was placed on the Veterens Reserve List in 7/1/1928. Captain Regan passed [...]

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1904-02-04: John George Schlechtweg Pumping the American LaFrance Steamer

This photo is of John George Schlechtweg, pumping the American LaFrance Steamer Engine at the Stamford Town Hall Fire on February 4, 1904. John received his appointment as a "call" firefighter on July1, 1889. He received his appointment as a career firefighter on March 1, 1910. He resigned and was [...]

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1910-11-25: Captain George Hyland

Before and after Photoshop touch-up by Phil Hayes George Hyland joined the Stamford Fire Department at age 29 on August 1, 1888. He was promoted to Captain on November 25, 1910. He retired just nine years later on March 1, 1919. George died on May 14, 1931 while marching in [...]

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1907: Chief Harry Parker and His Officer Staff

Rear Row: William Sutton, Tom Brennan, Victor Veit and Seth FerrisSeated: James Mitchell, Fire Chief Harry Parker, Michael Moyes

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