1970 (Circa) : George Russo (on ladder) and Dennis Stevenson (hanging out window) at Unknown Incident

 

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1970 (Circa): Training Officer Joseph Vitti Supervising A Training Evolution

Training Officer Joseph Vitti supervises an unknown training session sometime around 1970.  Firefighter Edward Fitzgerald stands in the background.

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1970-05: Reading the Box Number

Prior to modern-day Zeatron dispatching, each station would have a device called a joker.  The Joker would punch holes in a moving tape roll.  So, one hole, pause, two holes would correspond to Box 12. X    X X One hole, pause, two holes, pause six holes would be Box [...]

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1970-07-27: “The Rockland Hotel” Suffers An Arson Fire Ending It’s Nearly 100 Year History in Stamford.

The structure at 695 Atlantic Street was built in 1876 and served as the mansion of Henry R Towne, the lock tycoon of the well-known Yale and Towne factory of the Southend. The building then became the luxurious "Rockland Hotel" proving travelers and even Stamford Residents a beautiful place to [...]

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1971: Artist Conceptual Drawing of “Central Fire Headquarters”

June 15, 1971 Ground breaking for the new "Central Fire Headquarters." October 12, 1972 Official opening and Flag raising ceremonies was held at new Central Fire Headquarters. Present were Mayor Julius Wilensky, Fire Chief Charles R. McRedmond, Chairman of the Fire Commission member Joseph A. Czescik, John E. Cooper Comm. [...]

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1972-02-12: Fire Destroys Furniture Store and Four Other Stores at 389 West Main Street

Prudential Furniture Store at 389 West Main Street was the scene of a major blaze on Saturday, February 12, 1972. The fire took more than three hours to bring under control. Flames destroyed the furniture story and four other small stores that were attached to it. The furniture store was [...]

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1972-02-17: Fire Started in Liquor Store at 188-190 West Main Street

 

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1972-06-08: Stamford Firefighter Louis Hojnacki Honored For Never Taking A Sick Day!

On June 8, 1972, Stamford Firefighter Louis Hojnacki was recognized for never taking a sick day in his 28 years with the Fire Department. The Award Dinner was held at Continental Manor Banquet Hall in Norwalk, CT. Pictured, from left to right are Louis Hojnacki, Local 786 President Arthur "Buck" [...]

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1972-12-12: The New Central Fire Station Opens in Stamford

Groundbreaking for the new fire station occurred on June 15, 1971.  The official opening and flag-raising ceremonies were held at the new Central Fire Headquarters on December 12, 1972. Present were Mayor Julius Wilensky, Fire Chief Charles R. McRedmond, Chairman of the Fire Commission member Joseph A. Czescik, John E. [...]

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