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 [...]
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, [...]
On January 27, 1892, the Venetian Bloc, W. H. Taylor’s building on the corner of the Canal and Pacific Streets., was destroyed by fire. On February 6, 1893, there was another fire in the same building. We cannot find anything about these two fires in the news, but we do [...]
This is a PDF of an original program for the 1892 Firemans Entertainment and Ball. It was held on Thursday evening, January 28, 1892.
This is a PDF of an original program for the 1895 Firemans Entertainment and Ball. It was held on Thursday evening, January 31. You should recognize some of the names on the committee page such as George Bowman (Fire Chief) and J G Schlechtweg (FF / Engineer). His picture has [...]
Contract signed with the American Fire Engine Company for a one-horse hose carriage, to be delivered in sixty days. Received November 21, 1898. Went into service November 24, 1898. Source: Thirty-Fourth Annual Entertainment and Ball Program
The First Baptist Church of Stanford, Connecticut, feeling profoundly grateful to all who participated in extinguishing the fire in their house of warship on December 31, 1898, wish especially to record their high appreciation of their services rendered by the City Fire Department on that occasion and do therefore offer [...]