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.

By |2021-05-06T20:50:32+00:00May 6, 2021|Categories: 2000-2009, Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 2006-12-15: Building Collapse Training Class

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 [...]

By |2021-05-03T21:11:02+00:00May 2, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1990-1999, Fire Prevention, Timeline|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 1999-10-15: The Largest Fire Prevention Week in Stamford History

1988-09: Group 2, Fire Headquarters

These pictures were all taken between September 1988 and November 1988. Captain Chichester was the Captain in charge of 1 Company, Group 2, Fire Headquarters. Phil Hayes and "Pops" MocherCaptain Chichester and Tom HurleyGeorge Baron, Bobby Murray and Tom HurleyThe legendary Bill "Pops" MocherPhil Hayes dreading the midnight alarm room [...]

By |2021-05-03T21:11:02+00:00May 1, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1980-1989, Timeline|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on 1988-09: Group 2, Fire Headquarters

1989-02: The First Stamford Fire Department Ski Team

In 1989, five rookies got together and formed the first Stamford Fire Department Ski Team. They raced a giant slalom course at Hunter Mountain against team from all over the East Coast. They were Paul Neman, Phil Hayes, Greg Montague, Mar Shannon and Scott McColl. After the race, there was [...]

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1988-01-07: Four-Alarm Fire Guts Continental Motors at 33 Myrtle Avenue

A four-alarm blaze destroyed the Continental Motors Showroom and damaged or destroyed twenty-three cars on that were both in and outside the structure. The fire began around 2:30 PM on a cold Sunday afternoon. Forty-seven firefighters staffing five engines, two ladders and a Rescue were dispatched to the scene to [...]

By |2021-05-03T21:11:03+00:00April 27, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1980-1989, Commercial Building Fire, Timeline|Tags: |Comments Off on 1988-01-07: Four-Alarm Fire Guts Continental Motors at 33 Myrtle Avenue

1988-09-25: 15 Families Left homeless by Early Morning Blaze at 10 Lafayette St

Group 2 fought an early morning blaze that began just before 6:30 am. The blaze destroyed the upper levels of the multi-family rooming house. No injuries reported.

By |2021-05-03T21:10:40+00:00April 27, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1980-1989, Residential Fire, Timeline|Tags: |Comments Off on 1988-09-25: 15 Families Left homeless by Early Morning Blaze at 10 Lafayette St

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 [...]

By |2021-05-03T21:10:41+00:00April 6, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1990-1999, Residential Fire, Timeline|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on 1991-01-08: Fire Destroys 16 Apartments at 1 Division Street Leaving 21 Homeless

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, [...]

By |2021-05-03T21:31:26+00:00April 1, 2021|Categories: 2000's, 2000-2009, Residential Fire, Timeline|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 2008-01-24: Two-Alarm Multiple Family House Fire at 54 Adams Avenue

1987-12-9: Family Pets Perish in Martin Street House Fire

Several family pets were killed in a house fire at 9 Martin Street. There were no human injuries as a result of the blaze. The fire broke out shortly after 2:30 PM. The pets, including a a rabbit, a ferret and a snake, were apparently overcome by the smoke of [...]

By |2021-05-03T21:10:18+00:00March 31, 2021|Categories: 1900's, 1980-1989, Residential Fire, Timeline|Tags: |Comments Off on 1987-12-9: Family Pets Perish in Martin Street House Fire

2011-01-04: 79 Horton Street Basement Fire

It was a Tuesday at 5:40 pm when units were dispatched to a reported house fire.  Engine #4 was the first unit on the scene and confirmed a working fire in the basement at 79 Horton St.  Firefighters made an aggressive attack by trying to descend the basement stairs, but the fire [...]

By |2021-05-07T21:20:58+00:00December 5, 2016|Categories: 2000's, 2010-2019, Residential Fire, Timeline|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 2011-01-04: 79 Horton Street Basement Fire
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