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1/28/2015 – A Chimney Fire With Extension At 172 Fairview Ave. is Quickly Brought Under Control

1/28/2015 – A Chimney Fire With Extension At 172 Fairview Ave. is Quickly Brought Under Control

A Box assignment of three Engines, a Truck Company, a Rescue Company and the Deputy Chief (Incident Commander) responded to a report of a possible structure fire, smoke on the second floor of a two story residential home on Shippan Point.  Engine 4 was first to arrive and observed embers shooting from the Chimney, indicating […]

January 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Mayor Declares Snow Emergency, Blizzard Warning and Costal Flood Watch In Effect

Mayor Declares Snow Emergency, Blizzard Warning and Costal Flood Watch In Effect

STAMFORD, CT – A coastal storm will bring the potential for heavy snow, strong winds and dangerous cold from Monday evening through Tuesday night. Up to 30 inches of snowfall is expected in the City of Stamford. A Blizzard Warning has been issued from this afternoon through Tuesday night. And a Coastal Flood Watch is […]

January 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Indoor Safety Emergency Preparedness Tips

Indoor Safety Emergency Preparedness Tips

HIGHLIGHTS Use fireplaces, wood stoves, or other combustion heaters only if they are properly vented to the outside and do not leak flue gas into the indoor air space. Install a battery-operated carbon monoxide detector in your home. Keep as much heat as possible inside your home. Check the temperature in your home often during […]

January 26, 2015 | By | Reply More

The SFD in The News...

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
Off-Duty Stamford Firefighter Kyle Houser Discovers Fire, Calls 911

Off-Duty Stamford Firefighter Kyle Houser Discovers Fire, Calls 911

Off-duty Stamford Firefighter Kyle Houser was picking up a soda at the Midtown News Store when he smelled smoke and called 911.  He then alerted an occupant of an adjacent apartment above Midtown News of the danger and evacuated him. Kyle is a firefighter at East Side Fire Station (Shippan).   Way to go Kyle! […]

January 14, 2015 | By | Reply More
SPFF Members Help Santa Distribute Presents to Children In Need

SPFF Members Help Santa Distribute Presents to Children In Need

Members of the Stamford Fire Department assisted Santa in delivering over 200 present to disadvantaged children in Stamford. Santa Delivers Gifts to Children on Firetruck By: Priscilla Lombardi, It’s Relevant http://stamford.itsrelevant.com/content/21555/Santa-Delivers-Gifts-to-Children-on-Firetruck It’s not every day you see Santa riding on the back of a fire truck, but for hundreds of children in need in Stamford, Christmas […]

December 21, 2014 | 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 […]

January 19, 2015 | By | Reply More
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 […]

December 23, 2014 | By | Reply More
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 […]

October 31, 2014 | By | Reply More

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 […]

August 31, 2011 | By | Reply More
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

Captain, He Bought Eggs… A Book By Retired Chief Fire Marshal Carmine Speranza

Captain, He Bought Eggs… A Book By Retired Chief Fire Marshal Carmine Speranza

In 2001, retired Chief Fire Marshal Carmine Speranza published a collection of true stories with black and white photographs about his first 10 years on the line as a Stamford, CT firefighter.  The stories took place mostly in the 1970s.   It was called “Captain, He Bought Eggs”. The book plays an important role in […]

January 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
1885 Borough of Stamford Fire Districts, Hydrants & Water Pipes

1885 Borough of Stamford Fire Districts, Hydrants & Water Pipes

  Below is a scanned in map of the 1885 Borough of Stamford, showing the fire districts, hydrants, water pipes and other important landmarks.  You will also see Borough roads as they existed in the old city.

January 2, 2015 | By | Reply More
The Story Behind The 1936 Line of Duty Death of Thomas J Meehan

The Story Behind The 1936 Line of Duty Death of Thomas J Meehan

Thomas J Meehan, 45 years old and was appointed to the SFD on July 10, 1918.  He was assigned to SFD Station No. 2, when he died in the line of duty on April 6, 1932.  His death was a result of being ejected off the apparatus and through the glass window of a business at the […]

January 1, 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

Urgent Winter Weather Message – Blizzard Watch Issued

Urgent Winter Weather Message – Blizzard Watch Issued

The National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Watch in effect from Monday afternoon on January 26, 2015 through Tuesday January 27, 2015 evening. Heaviest snow and strongest winds are predicted to occur overnight Monday into Tuesday. Tonight:  A slight chance of snow after midnight. Increasing clouds, with a low around 17. Wind chill values […]

January 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Stamford Residents Urged to Take Precautions During Extreme Cold, City Opens Warming Centers

Stamford Residents Urged to Take Precautions During Extreme Cold, City Opens Warming Centers

Colder than normal temperatures and wind chills are projected for Connecticut through Saturday.  Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has activated the State’s Severe Cold Weather Protocol in anticipation of temperatures in the teens and single digits and wind chills below zero over the next few days and nights, effective beginning today, January […]

January 7, 2015 | By | Reply More
12/31/1998 – The Vacant Burdick School Fire

12/31/1998 – The Vacant Burdick School Fire

The vacant Burdick School was at the corner of Grove and Forest Streets.  The school burned decades earlier, but this New Year Eve fire required the demolition of the building. At the time of the fire, a small part of the building was being used for storage by the Board of Education. Photographers: Frank Belfari […]

December 29, 2014 | By | Reply More
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