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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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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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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1903-12-19: The Stamford Fire Department Annual Report For Fiscal Year 1903

Below is a transcribed version of the Fire Department Annual Report for Fiscal Year 1903-1904, submitted by Chief George W Parker.  The SFD in 1902-1903 responded to just 28 fires, all of which were undoubtedly actual fires. You can view a PDF version of the report at the bottom of [...]

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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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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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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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1909: The Stamford Fire Department Pictorial

The following pictorial contains photos that were scanned at high resolution and moderately enhanced to improve visibility. The originals were used in a collage depicting the 1909 Stamford Fire Department. That collage was used for numerous years in programs for the various even programs. The originals are nowhere to be [...]

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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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