1885-04-03: The Committee on the Fire Department Recommends a Partially Paid (Call) Fire Department for Stamford

On April 3, 19885, the Committee on the Fire Department published a recommendation in the Stamford Advocate for a partially paid (call) Fire Department for the Borough. According to the recommendation, it should have a Chief Engineer and Engineman who give their full time to the service and are paid [...]

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1885-06: Ordinances Pertaining to the New Borough of Stamford Fire Department

The following ordinances were transcribed from a book containing the original Borough ordinances pertaining to the new Stamford Fire Department.   Be it ordained by the Warden and Burgesses of the Borough of Stamford: SECTION 1. The fire department of the Borough of Stamford shall consist of [...]

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1885-06: Rules & Regulations of the Fire Department

Membership. Persons to be eligible to membership in the department must be over twenty-one years of age, residents of the Borough of Stamford, citizens of the United States, of good moral character, and able to read and write. Every officer or member before entering on his duties shall sign an agreement, [...]

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1885-06: The Very First Fire Districts and Bell Sequences for the New Stamford Fire Department (with a Map)

These bell sequences would ring at the Luther Street Fire Station and at the Stamford Town Hall letting everybody know that there was an alarm of Fire and its approximate location.  Call firefighters would rush to the station and try to catch a ride to the fire on one of [...]

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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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1887-1903: Fire Chief George Bowman

b. 12 May 1852 in Fifeshire, Scotlandd. 14 September 1903 in New York StateServed as Fire Chief: 1887 - 1903 Chief George Bowman, the first Fire Chief of the Stamford Fire Department, served as Fire Chief for sixteen years. Chief Bowman, who had shown a talent for effectively managing the Fire Department, [...]

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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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