2000-02-01: 791 East Main Street 4-Alarm Fire Destroys Four Story Mixed Occupancy.

At 09:41 AM on February 1, 2000, Stamford Fire units responded to Box 3414, 791 E. Main Street for a reported structure fire. First arriving crews encountered a heavy volume of smoke and fire coming from a first-floor grocery store. Hose lines were stretched and an aggressive attack on the [...]

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2000: Members of The Stamford Fire Department in Portraits

Missing from the photos are:Captain Jeff koproski, Captain Charles Spaulding, Lt James Feehan, Lt Donald Koch, Lt Robert Schreck, FF Willie Baldwin, FF Dave Bocchetta, FF Harry Bode, FF Philip Elliot, FF Richard Gillespie, FF Tom Herley, FF Richard Labati, FF Tom McAuliffe, FF Terrence McGrath, FF Gary McEwen, FF [...]

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2001 – Captain Paul Newman Selected as “Firefighter of the Year”

Captain Paul Newman was hired by the SFRD as a Firefighter, March 30, 1987.  Prior to his career in the SFRD he was a Paramedic in Yonkers New York.  During his Career with the SFRD Captain Newman was promoted to Fire Lieutenant, August 12, 1992 and later promoted to Fire [...]

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2005 02 28 – 42 Givens Avenue House Fire (Group 3)

Stamford Fire and Rescue fire fighters were summoned to 42 Givens Ave. at 10:18 am for a report of a structure fire.  Upon arrival, first arriving fire units were faced with a heavy fire condition that had taken hold of the basement of the 2 ½ story dwelling.   The Incident Commander, [...]

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2005-06-03: Fire Chief Joe Vitti Dies at Age 69

Fire Chief Joe Vitti passed away on Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at the age of sixty-nine. He was Chief of the Stamford Fire Department for seventeen years. Chief Vitti was thirty-eight years old when he was appointed Chief of the Department, making him the youngest member to obtain the rank [...]

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2006-09-22: Stamford’s Largest Surprise Full Scale Terrorist Attack Drill

In the early morning hours of September 22, 2006, Stamford Police, Fire, EMS and Emergency Management conducted a full scale suprise drill simulating a terrorism attack at the Stamford Transportation Center. Personnel, sworn to secrecy, worked through the night prepping the scene under the I-95 overpass, crushing cars with heavy [...]

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2006-12-15: Building Collapse Training Class

In December of 2006, Stamford Firefighter's had some of best Terrorism / Building Collapse training possible. These members pulled an all-nighter in some Bridgeport buildings that were scheduled to be torn down.... all for the sake of training. It was as close to real as you can imagine.

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2007-03-03: Three-Alarm Fire Involves Three Structures on Greenwich Avenue

The SFD battled a 3-Alarm structure fire at 286 Greenwich Ave on Monday, March 3, 2007.  Firefighters were dispatched to a reported structure fire shortly after noon.   On arrival, heavy fire was encountered in the three-story wood-frame house.  Due to the size and intensity of the fire, it quickly spread to two [...]

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2008-01-24: Two-Alarm Multiple Family House Fire at 54 Adams Avenue

On January 24, 2008, Stamford Firefighters battled a two-alarm structure fire at 54 Adams Avenue. The incident was first reported at approximately 8:38 am by a caller who stated “there was a lot of black smoke coming out of the house”. When the first fire units arrived on the scene, [...]

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2008-11-16: Cedar Street Warehouse Fire Quickly Spead to Two Houses

An empty Cedar Street warehouse went up in flames, spreading to two homes, two garages and at least seven vehicles before it was put under control. No injuries were reported. The fire began at a warehouse at 45 Cedar St. at 1:45 p.m.. The warehouse was destroyed. One of the [...]

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