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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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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1955-08-05: Stamford First Black Firefighter Starts Career with Five Others

David Austin, Stamford's fire black firefighter and five others; Hugh Winters, Michael B Coppola, William J McCarthy, , Martin McNamara and Barkley Berg, begin their long careers with the Stamford Fire Department.

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1978-09-21: David Austin, First Black Stamford Firefighter, Dies at the Age of 52

David (Davey) was Stamford's first black firefighter, appointed July 28, 1955 at the age of 29. He started his career with the Department on September 1, 1955, assigned to Engine 2. He retired October 3, 1975.

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1979-12-31: Firefighters Dave Roberts and Tom Mardi Boarding the Apparatus

The context of this photo is not known, but it was acquired from a collection of Advocate photos. It is dated as December 31, 1979

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2000: Members of The Stamford Fire Department in Portraits

Missing from the photos are:Captain Jeff koproski, Captain Charles Spaulding, Lt James Feehan, Lt Donald Koch, Lt Robert Schreck, FF Willie Baldwin, FF Dave Bocchetta, FF Harry Bode, FF Philip Elliot, FF Richard Gillespie, FF Tom Herley, FF Richard Labati, FF Tom McAuliffe, FF Terrence McGrath, FF Gary McEwen, FF [...]

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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

1932-04-06: Line of Duty Death of Firefighter Thomas J Meehan

Thomas J Meehan, 45 years old and was appointed to the SFD on July 10, 1918.  He was assigned to SFD Station No. 2, when he died in the line of duty on April 6, 1932.  His death was a result of being ejected off the apparatus and through the glass window [...]

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