A two-alarm fire riped through the building that once served as the old Stamford Town Hall. The 155 year-old building. which served as the Stamford Town Hall between 1830 and 1867, found itself in in the middle of a battle between historic preservation and urban redevelopment. The building had 10 [...]
Two Cove Road businesses and two residential apartments were destroyed by an early morning arson fire. The blaze, which began at 1:36 am left six people homeless.
A set of late evening fires at Westover School is declared suspicious.
With the age of Station #2 beginning to show (it was constructed in 1898), City officials began talking about replacing the fire station. The City had planned to build a new one across the street on the basketball courts of the South End Community Center, but local outrage put an [...]
I'm not sure when the tradition started, but when I came on the job in March 1987, I was told that I was expected to cook a meal for the group. So... I went to town (with a little help from Mom)
Several family pets were killed in a house fire at 9 Martin Street. There were no human injuries as a result of the blaze. The fire broke out shortly after 2:30 PM. The pets, including a a rabbit, a ferret and a snake, were apparently overcome by the smoke of [...]
Art Deschnow was appointed to the Stamford Fire Department on September 20, 1960. He retired in 1987 serving 27 years with the SFD and ending his career as a Fire Captain.. Thank you to Laura Butler, Arts daughter, for sharing these wonderful photographs and identifying the people in them. Art [...]
A four-alarm blaze destroyed the Continental Motors Showroom and damaged or destroyed twenty-three cars on that were both in and outside the structure. The fire began around 2:30 PM on a cold Sunday afternoon. Forty-seven firefighters staffing five engines, two ladders and a Rescue were dispatched to the scene to [...]
A six-hour stubborn fire took its toll on the 30-firefighters that responded to the scene of this fire. The general building construction and contents of the structure significantly hampered efforts to extinguish the fire. But Stamford firefighters eventually prevailed and saved the structure. This was a Grp 1 fire. We [...]
L to R: FF Robert Morales, Mechanical Supervisor Frank Tasitano, Acting Chief Anthony Milone and Deputy Chief Kevin Tappe. In 1988, the Stamford Fire Department sold its 1962 750 GPM pumper to Neza, Mexico for $2,200. This pumper responded to its first alarm on October 19, 1962. It [...]