1899-01-04: First Baptist Church Praises Efforts of the SFD

The First Baptist Church of Stanford, Connecticut, feeling profoundly grateful to all who participated in extinguishing the fire in their house of warship on December 31, 1898, wish especially to record their high appreciation of their services rendered by the City Fire Department on that occasion and do therefore offer [...]

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1895: Fireman’s Entertainment & Ball Program

This is a PDF of an original program for the 1895 Firemans Entertainment and Ball. It was held on Thursday evening, January 31. You should recognize some of the names on the committee page such as George Bowman (Fire Chief) and J G Schlechtweg (FF / Engineer). His picture has [...]

By |2021-05-05T11:29:32+00:00December 11, 2016|Categories: 1800's, 1890-1899, Historical Collection|Tags: |Comments Off on 1895: Fireman’s Entertainment & Ball Program

1887-1903: Fire Chief George Bowman

b. 12 May 1852 in Fifeshire, Scotlandd. 14 September 1903 in New York StateServed as Fire Chief: 1887 - 1903 Chief George Bowman, the first Fire Chief of the Stamford Fire Department, served as Fire Chief for sixteen years. Chief Bowman, who had shown a talent for effectively managing the Fire Department, [...]

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1887: Picture of the Luther Street Fire Station and the Men of the SFD

On December 2, 2014, Deputy Chief Tim Conroy (now retired) presented me with a very old photograph of the Luther Street Fire Station and members of the SFD. As I remember it, he told me he found it in one of the closets at the Central Fire Station (Fire HQ). [...]

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