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Stamford Fire Department Administers Life-Saving Naloxone For First Time

Stamford Fire Department Administers Life-Saving Naloxone For First Time

SFD EMS First Responder System Makes A Difference For Young Man in Stamford Stamford Fire Department Emergency Medical Technicians administered Naloxone (Narcan) for the first time last night.  The drug which has been carried on all Stamford Fire Apparatus for just over two weeks, works to block the effects of opioids, such as Heroin and narcotic […]

July 4, 2015 | By More
One Alarm Fire in Downtown Office Building

One Alarm Fire in Downtown Office Building

Incident Number: SFR15-05080 Incident Date: Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 7:00 PM Incident Location: 1 ATLANTIC ST, STAMFORD, CT (Stamford, CT) A one-alarm fire occurred in the heart of downtown Stamford at 1 Atlantic Street. At 7:05 pm the 9-1-1 center received an activated automatic fire alarm from the premises. Upon arrival firefighters found that […]

June 25, 2015 | By More
Stamford Fire Department SCUBA Team Recover Drowning Victim in Pound Ridge, NY

Stamford Fire Department SCUBA Team Recover Drowning Victim in Pound Ridge, NY

Stamford – On Thursday, June 25, 2015 at approximately 2:29 pm the Stamford Emergency Communications Center received a telephone request from the Pound Ridge Fire Department to send the dive team into the town of Pound Ridge. The Technical Rescue Task Force consisting of Rescue Company # 1 and Engine Company # 5 were immediately […]

June 25, 2015 | By More

The SFD in The News...

Off-Duty Stamford Firefighter Rocco Terenzio Helped Rescue A Greenwich Homeowner After Explosion

Off-Duty Stamford Firefighter Rocco Terenzio Helped Rescue A Greenwich Homeowner After Explosion

Off-duty Stamford firefighter Rocco Terenzio helped rescue a homeowner Monday after an explosion in the man’s garage.  The explosion set the house on fire. Way to go Rocco! Fire, explosion rock Northridge home

March 10, 2015 | By More
Pet dog saved in Stamford condo fire

Pet dog saved in Stamford condo fire

Here is an article about last night’s condo fire in which Firefighters were able to rescue a dog.   Pet dog saved in Stamford condo fire

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Shippan chimney fire drives residents from home

Shippan chimney fire drives residents from home

An article published today about last nights Chimney Fire on Shippan Point. Shippan chimney fire drives residents from home

January 29, 2015 | By | Reply More

Public Service Announcements...

A Firefighters View of Fighting a Fire (Using a Helmet Camera)

A Firefighters View of Fighting a Fire (Using a Helmet Camera)

Have you every wondered what it is like to be a firefighter attacking a fire from the inside of a house?  The video below was not shot in Stamford, but does represent is a good handling of a routine “room and contents” fire with some extension. The house is a vacant 2 story residential building under […]

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Have A Very Safe and Happy Holiday Season

Have A Very Safe and Happy Holiday Season

Here are some facts about home holiday fires One of every three home Christmas tree fires are caused by electrical problems. When Christmas trees catch fire, they are more likely to result in a serious fire. On average, one of every 40 reported home structure Christmas tree fires results in a death compared to an […]

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Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector Installation Program Update

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector Installation Program Update

The Board of Directors of the Stamford Fire Safety Foundation Fund,  recently approved an appropriation of $2,000 for the purchase of additional detectors and batteries.  This includes: 100 photoelectric smoke detectors 40 carbon monoxide detectors 144 9 volt batteries 144 AA batteries This additional appropriation will allow Stamford Firefighters to provide much needed fire detection equipment […]

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Letters From The Community...

Thanking the Crew of the East Side Fire Station (Shippan)

Thanking the Crew of the East Side Fire Station (Shippan)

To the editor: I would like to thank the firefighters from the East Side Station who responded to my call of downed and sparking wires during the hurricane. The response was immediate and they examined the interior and exterior of the house to make sure that no fire had started where the wires were sparking and popping outside […]

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Stamford & Glenbrook Firefighters Working Together, Help Stamford Residents

Stamford & Glenbrook Firefighters Working Together, Help Stamford Residents

Here is a great example how career members of the  Stamford Fire Department worked hand-in-hand with the volunteers of the Glenbrook Fire Department to make a difference for the citizens of Stamford.  It can work and it does work!

June 23, 2010 | By | Reply More

The History of the SFD

The History of Stamford’s Steam Fire Engines

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 not sufficient.  The Gulf Stream […]

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December 18, 1874 – Meadow Street Barn Fire

December 18, 1874 – Meadow Street Barn Fire

Below is a an article from the December 18, 1874 Stamford Advocate that tells the story of a barn fire on Meadow Street.  Fire Apparatus from the Atlantic Hose Company needed to be hauled from the center of town to Meadow Street…twice, to roughly the area where U-Haul now stands.  There was no mention of […]

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March 1913 – Spot, The Luther Street Station Mascot Is Killed

March 1913 – Spot, The Luther Street Station Mascot Is Killed

The article below was published in a March 1913 edition of The Advocate. It tells the sad story of how the Spot, the Luther Street Station Dalmatian was run over by an apparatus being backed into the fire station.  There were two motorized apparatus purchased in the years just prior to Spots death.  The one […]

January 31, 2015 | By | Reply More

Department News

Stamford Professional Firefighters Annual 9/11 Ceremony

Stamford Professional Firefighters Annual 9/11 Ceremony

Once again Stamford Professional Firefighters will be sponsoring a 9/11 ceremony, honoring those who lost their lives on that tragic day. The ceremony will be short and respectful, lasting about 20-25 minutes . It will be held on Thursday, September 11 at 1900 hours (7pm)  in front of Station 5, 1620 Washington Blvd. As in the past, […]

September 4, 2014 | By | Reply More
The Stamford Fire Department is Proud to Unveil the Newest Addition to Our Fleet

The Stamford Fire Department is Proud to Unveil the Newest Addition to Our Fleet

Our newest engine is a 2014 KME Severe Service Engine and will be assigned to Fire Station #9 at 684 Long Ridge Road when it is placed in service. The new Engine 9 represents a dramatic departure from previous stratagies utilizing  entirely new specifications . All future Stamford Fire Department apparatus purchases will be modeled after […]

December 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
City of Stamford’s New Fireboat

City of Stamford’s New Fireboat

MetalCraft Marine delivered a new fireboat to the Stamford Fire Department this past August. The 35’9”x10’9″ FireStorm 32 is powered by two 420-hp Cummins 5.9 engines matched with two Hamilton 274 waterjets. It is equipped with a Hale 1500 fire pump which can pump 1,750 gpm. The vessel has a top speed of 38 knots. […]

December 15, 2013 | By | Reply More

Other Recent Posts

Highland Road Shed Fire Quickly Controlled

Highland Road Shed Fire Quickly Controlled

(Stamford, CT) A one-alarm shed fire, which extended to an occupied house, occurred at 76 Highland Road this afternoon. The 9-1-1 center received a call at 5:22 pm reporting a garage fire. Four engines, one truck, one rescue and the deputy chief responded to the alarm arriving within three minutes. Upon arrival a shed was […]

June 25, 2015 | By More
Retired Deputy Fire Marshal Fred E Johnson Obituary

Retired Deputy Fire Marshal Fred E Johnson Obituary

Fred E. Johnson, 90, affectionately known as “Brother in law”, transitioned peacefully on Monday, June 8, 2015. He was born on June 26, 1926 in Millsboro, Delaware, son of the late William Pierce and Wilhelminor Johnson Pierce. He was preceded in death by his wife Verlette Nicholson Johnson. Mr. Johnson served honorably in the U.S.Navy […]

June 10, 2015 | By More
Dispatched To Fire Alarm, Found A Fight Instead

Dispatched To Fire Alarm, Found A Fight Instead

Firefighters Render Care After Scene Is Secured By Stamford Police At 0326 hours, a limited box assignment of two Engines, a Truck and an Incident Commander were dispatched to 1633 Washington Blvd. for a reported activated fire alarm. 1633 Washington Blvd is directly across the street from the Fire Station #5, home to Engine 5, […]

June 9, 2015 | By More
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