1931-06-24: Whoops… Fire Chief Sued for Spread of Fire

You don't see this everyday...  In an incident that occurred on April 10, 1930, a plaintiff contends that Stamford Firemen purposely started a controlled burn for the purpose of burning brush from a parcel of land, and further alleges that the controlled burn damaged trees and shrubbery on his property [...]

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1922-06-12: Engine No 4, An American LaFrance Triple Combination Pumper

Stamford Fire Department receives its new American LaFrance Triple Combination Hose, Pumper, and Chemical Equipment Car.  It went into service as Engine No. 4 after the acceptance testing was completed on the Broad Street bridge.

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1924: The Stamford Fire Department Apparatus & Personnel in Pictures

The information contained within this post comes directly from the February 1924 Grand Ball Program. Central Fire Station Central fire station, at the junction of Main and Elm Street. Administration Victor H Viet, Fire Chief Joseph F Plant, Electrician S A Ezequelle, Mechanical Supervisor Lewis Y Krom, Deputy [...]

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1955-09-19: SFD Receives Maxim 750 GPM Pumper. Placed In Service as Engine #2

On September 19, 1955, at 3:00 pm, the Stamford Fire Department received their new 750 GPM Maxim.  It was delivered by factory mechanic C. N. Gifford and Mr. R. Barthoemew, and O.B. Maxwell, sales representatives for Maxim Motors. The next day, the new Maxim was taken to Mill River for pumping [...]

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1950: The Members of the Stamford Fire Department in Pictures

Captains Supervisors & Inspectors Firefighters

By |2021-05-20T23:58:36+00:00April 24, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1950-1959, Assistant Fire Chiefs, Deputy Chiefs, featured, Fire Captains, Fire Chiefs, Firefighters, Mechanics, Personnel, Timeline, Uncategorized|Tags: |Comments Off on 1950: The Members of the Stamford Fire Department in Pictures

2010: Lt James Arndt Selected as “Firefighter of the Year”

Group #4, Station #1 Fire Lieutenant James B. Arndt has been chosen as the 2010 “Firefighter of the Year” for his outstanding & unconditional service and contribution to this department. Jim has devoted an exorbitant amount of time to establishing the MDT system, Firehouse maintenance, PC & printer repair and [...]

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

 

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