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Midday House Fire in The Cove

Midday House Fire in The Cove

Incident Number: 16-03669 Incident Date: Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 11:54 AM Incident Location: 118 Webb Avenue Stamford fire crews battled a house fire today in the Cove section of the city. A total of 26 firefighters responded at 11:54 am and quickly brought the flames under control at 118 Webb Ave. The fire originated […]

April 24, 2016 | By More
SAVED…. By a System That Works!

SAVED…. By a System That Works!

Stamford Resident Survives Cardiac Arrest On March 10, 2016, Stamford Fire Department Engine 4 and Stamford EMS Paramedic 1 were dispatched to a report of an unconscious male in front of 115 Jefferson St. Stamford Engine 4, being dispatched as the closest unit to the incident, was first to arrive on the scene in just […]

March 23, 2016 | By 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 […]

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The SFD in The News...

Stamford (CT) Fire Department Adds 95-foot Seagrave Aerialscope Fire Truck to Its Fleet

Stamford (CT) Fire Department Adds 95-foot Seagrave Aerialscope Fire Truck to Its Fleet

This article about our newest aerial truck was recently published in Fire Apparatus Magazine. Stamford (CT) Fire Department Adds 95-foot Seagrave Aerialscope Fire Truck to Its Fleet Stamford purchased a Seagrave Marauder II 95-foot Aerialscope midmount platform on a tandem-axle chassis, powered by a 500-horsepower Cummins ISX 12 diesel engine, and an Allison 4000 EVS […]

March 22, 2016 | By More
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

January 30, 2015 | By | Reply More

Public Service Announcements...

Why you have less time to escape a house fire today than 30 years ago

Why you have less time to escape a house fire today than 30 years ago

Research shows that 30 years ago, you had about 17 minutes to escape a house fire. Today, you have only 3 or 4 minutes. TODAY national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen conducts a dramatic demonstration that shows why, and how you should prepare. http://www.today.com/video/why-you-have-less-time-to-escape-a-house-fire-today-than-30-years-ago-601680451516

January 19, 2016 | By 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 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
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

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

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

SAVED…. By a System That Works!

SAVED…. By a System That Works!

Stamford Resident Survives Cardiac Arrest On March 10, 2016, Stamford Fire Department Engine 4 and Stamford EMS Paramedic 1 were dispatched to a report of an unconscious male in front of 115 Jefferson St. Stamford Engine 4, being dispatched as the closest unit to the incident, was first to arrive on the scene in just […]

March 23, 2016 | By More
Stamford (CT) Fire Department Adds 95-foot Seagrave Aerialscope Fire Truck to Its Fleet

Stamford (CT) Fire Department Adds 95-foot Seagrave Aerialscope Fire Truck to Its Fleet

This article about our newest aerial truck was recently published in Fire Apparatus Magazine. Stamford (CT) Fire Department Adds 95-foot Seagrave Aerialscope Fire Truck to Its Fleet Stamford purchased a Seagrave Marauder II 95-foot Aerialscope midmount platform on a tandem-axle chassis, powered by a 500-horsepower Cummins ISX 12 diesel engine, and an Allison 4000 EVS […]

March 22, 2016 | By More
Firefighter Richard (Rick) Saunders Official Department Obituary

Firefighter Richard (Rick) Saunders Official Department Obituary

Written by Interim Fire Chief Trevor Roach It is with deep sorrow that I must report the passing of Firefighter Richard Saunders, a member of our family, please keep his wife and family in your hearts. Firefighter Richard Saunders, age 52, passed away at 0900 Hours Saturday morning from complications due to cancer. Rick was born […]

November 29, 2015 | By More

Other Recent Posts

SFD Retired Fire Captain Salvatore Salatino Has Passed Away

SFD Retired Fire Captain Salvatore Salatino Has Passed Away

SFD Retired Fire Captain Salvatore Salatino, a lifelong resident of Stamford, passed away peacefully at Stamford Hospital, with his family at his side, on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. He was 89 years old. He was born September 6, 1926 to the late Salvatore and Mary (Letizio) Salatino. Sal grew up in Stamford and enlisted in […]

April 13, 2016 | By More
Obituary: Firefighter David L Roberts.  Thank You For Your Service. Rest in Peace Brother.

Obituary: Firefighter David L Roberts. Thank You For Your Service. Rest in Peace Brother.

David L. Roberts, 79, returned to his heavenly home on February 23, 2016 after a valiant battle with Alzheimer’s. David was born to the late Leonard (Bert) and Alice Oestmann Roberts, in Stamford, CT. David was blessed with a loving family and many cherished friends. He married his best friend and the love of his […]

February 25, 2016 | By More
Quick Action of Passerby Helps To Prevent A Large Scale Fire in Abandoned Building

Quick Action of Passerby Helps To Prevent A Large Scale Fire in Abandoned Building

Three engines, a truck company, a rescue company, an Incident Commander and a Rapid Intervention Team were dispatched to the area of Manhattan Street and Pacific Street for a fire in a building this evening. According to a 911 caller, who was a pedestrian on Dock Street, there was a small fire in the second […]

December 22, 2015 | By More