1907: Chief Harry Parker and His Officer Staff

Rear Row: William Sutton, Tom Brennan, Victor Veit and Seth FerrisSeated: James Mitchell, Fire Chief Harry Parker, Michael Moyes

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1903-12-19: The Stamford Fire Department Annual Report For Fiscal Year 1903

Below is a transcribed version of the Fire Department Annual Report for Fiscal Year 1903-1904, submitted by Chief George W Parker.  The SFD in 1902-1903 responded to just 28 fires, all of which were undoubtedly actual fires. You can view a PDF version of the report at the bottom of [...]

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Fire Chief Harry W Parker

Chief Harry W Parker submitted his resignation on May 24, asking to be placed on the retired list. The request was granted by the Stamford Board of Alderman on June 1. Chief Parker left the Fire Department after 38 years of service. He was retired on half pay ($1,500 annually). [...]

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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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1913-03-23: Beehler Hat Store Fire

The following was published in the Stamford Advocate on March 24, 1913. $25,000 Fire Damage in Fessenden Block Blaze in Cellar Ruins Big Stocks of Merchandise on Easter Day BEEHLER'S LOSS, $12,000; H.NEWSTAD's, $6,000 JK Lawrence suffers $2500 loss; Royce and Judd, $200, and building damaged $3500 — tenants driven [...]

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The History of Stamford’s Steam Fire Engines

During a violent afternoon storm on August 7, 1882, lightning struck the wooden steeple  of the Presbyterian Church and set it afire. The church then was on the north side of Broad St. between Bedford and Summer. Atlantic Hose Co. quickly laid hose to the belfry but hydrant pressure was [...]

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