1990-01-02: Fire Destroys Southend Apartment House on Ludlow Street

Seventeen families were displaced on January 2, 1990 after a fire destroyed their apartment complex at 133-149 Ludlow Street on the South End of Stamford. A fire broke out in one of the second floor apartments of the red-brick townhouse type structure at around 1PM. Fire units arrived to find [...]

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1991-01-08: Fire Destroys 16 Apartments at 1 Division Street Leaving 21 Homeless

About 21 people were left homeless when a kitchen fire destroyed most of a three-story apartment house on Division St. on Tuesday, January 8, 1991. According to the Stamford Advocate, the fire initially started at about 10:45 AM when food cooking in a second floor kitchen burst into flames and [...]

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1992-06-02: The End of an Era for the SFD, The Beginning of Another for Stamford EMS, Inc

On June 2, 1992, Stamford Firefighters ended a long-standing tradition of providing BLS ambulance service to citizens of Stamford.  On this date, Stamford, Glenbrook, and Springdale firefighters as well as members of Stamford Ambulance Corp turned over their ambulances to the newly formed Stamford EMS, Inc., a spin-off of the [...]

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1996: Firefighter Thomas Brown Receives “Firefighter of the Year” Award.

Firefighter Thomas E. Brown was honored by the Exchange Club of Stamford as the Stamford Fire Department’s Firefighter of the year for his community service. Firefighter Brown has dedicated the past 22 years as a camp counselor, which began his journey of helping kids at a camp for burned children, [...]

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1997-05: Group 2 Hose Testing

Before the Fire Department began hiring an outside contractor to test each length of hose annually, it was the responsibility of the individual Fire Companies to test, record and maintain records on each length of hose.

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1999-07-29: Deputy Fire Marshal Albert Aguilar Receives “The Mayor’s Citation”

Based upon a recommendation from Fire Marshal Barry Callahan, who acknowledges DFM Aguilars outstanding accomplishments and his pursuit of excellence in inspecting over 90% of the structures within his district, Deputy Fire Marshal Aguilar received the "Mayor's Citation in July of 1999. DFM Aguilar formally received the award during the [...]

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1999-10-15: The Largest Fire Prevention Week in Stamford History

In September 1999, Captain Bill Avalos and Lieutenant Phil Hayes approached Chief Anthony Milone with a plan to have a huge week long celebration of Fire Prevention Week targeting not just the traditional 3rd graders, but all children in Elementary and Preschools in Stamford. He was 100% sold on the [...]

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