1920-1954: Fire Chief Victor H Veit

Served as Fire Chief (1920 - 1954) Fire Chief Victor H. Veit, Chief of the department for 33 years, got his start in 1896, just around the corner from his job at Yale & Towne. "It was a little old barn," recalled the Chief. George Walton was Captain, and nobody [...]

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1930-01-17: Tank Explosion at Luders Marine Construction Company Kills One, Destroys Building & Boats

At 9:34 in the morning of February 19, 1930, a welder caused an explosion of a fuel tank that threw burning oil onto a nearby building at the Luders Marine complex, in turn causing a massive fire.  The building, containing eight boats for winter storage were completely destroyed with the [...]

By |2021-06-20T02:22:01+00:00June 20, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1930-1939, Commercial Building Fire, Fatal Fire, Timeline|Comments Off on 1930-01-17: Tank Explosion at Luders Marine Construction Company Kills One, Destroys Building & Boats

1930-05-14: Chief Victor Veit Sets the Standard for School Fire Drills in Stamford

According to an article published on 5/14/1930 in the Fire & Water Engineering Magazine, then Fire Chief Victor Veit was responsible for establishing the system of organized fire drills for stamford students that continues into today...  without the surprise visits of course.  The magazine pays him great homage with the [...]

By |2021-06-19T21:26:33+00:00June 19, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1930-1939, Fire Prevention, Timeline|Comments Off on 1930-05-14: Chief Victor Veit Sets the Standard for School Fire Drills in Stamford

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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1938-08-12: The SFD Receives a New 1000-Gallon Ahrens-Fox Pumper

The new 1000-Gallon Ahrens-Fox Pumper arrived at Headquarters at 10:40 AM on August 12, 1938. It was initially intended for assignment to Station 2, but they soon found that it was too wide for the current garage doors. The Ahrens-Fox was commission at Headquarters at 10:52 A.M. Aug. 17, 1938 [...]

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1938-08: Factory Photo of the Ahrens 1000 Gallon, 2-stage Centrifigual Pumper

The new 1000-Gallon Ahrens-Fox Pumper arrived at Headquarters at 10:40 A.M.  it was original planned to be assigned to #2 Station, but was found to be too wide for the doors, so it was put in commission at Headquarters at 10:52 A.M. Aug. 17, 1938.

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