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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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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1947: Boomerang! A Scene From Inside the Original Central Fire Station

Boomerang! is a 1947 American crime film noir based on the true story of a vagrant who was accused of murder by an incompetent police force, only to be found not guilty through the efforts of the prosecutor. The film was shot mostly in Stamford after the director was denied [...]

By |2021-05-20T23:58:26+00:00April 27, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1940-1949, featured, Off-Duty, Timeline|Tags: |Comments Off on 1947: Boomerang! A Scene From Inside the Original Central Fire Station

1947: The Stamford Fire Department in the Hit Movie Boomerang

The 1947 video clip below shows the interior of the old "Central Fire Station", with the church across the street.   The station was directly next door to the present day "Central Fire Station", commonly referred to today as "Headquarters." The clip comes to us by way of the 1947 hit [...]

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1949-07-20: Stamford Firemen’s Association Merges with Local 786 of the International Association of Firefighters

From L to R: Chief Victor H Veit, Fireman Ralph J Kandetzki, Fireman / President John J Boesen, Deputy Chief Charles Speh. The Stamford Firemen's Association was originally organized on  July 1, 1862.  It was later reorganized on March 7, 1871. On July 20, 1949, at 8:08 PM, [...]

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