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Winter Storm Warning – Snow Emergency Declared

Winter Storm Warning – Snow Emergency Declared

Long Duration Storm Expected from Thursday Morning into Friday Morning A Winter Storm Warning has been issued by the National Weather Service from Thursday Morning to Friday Morning.  A Snow Emergency has been declared in Stamford beginning 7:00PM tonight.  On this winter storm track Stamford can expect a period of moderate to heavy snow Thursday […]

February 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Mayor Declares Snow Emergency

Mayor Declares Snow Emergency

Effective beginning at 6:00 PM  STAMFORD, CT – Due to the approaching winter storm, Mayor David Martin has declared a snow emergency for the City of Stamford effective beginning at 6:00 PM on Tuesday, January 21. The snow emergency will remain in effect until conditions improve and the Mayor declares an end to the snow […]

January 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Winter Storm Warning and Extreme Cold Weather Alert

Winter Storm Warning and Extreme Cold Weather Alert

There is a Winter Storm Warning in effect from noon on Tuesday until early afternoon on Wednesday. Tuesday: The weather will become cloudy in the morning with light snow developing between noon and 3:00 PM in the afternoon. Temperature will be highs in the teens with a Northeast wind at 10 – 15 MPH. Roads […]

January 21, 2014 | By | Reply More

The SFD in The News...

It’s Relevant:  Stamford’s New Fire Engine

It’s Relevant: Stamford’s New Fire Engine

The Stamford Fire Department has a brand new fire engine. But Deputy Chief Eric Lorenz says it’s more than just a new piece of equipment. Stamford Fire Department Better Equipped To Serve :: Stamford, CT | itsrelevant.comTo find out more about the Stamford Fire Department, visitwww.stamfordfire.com The Stamford Fire Department has a brand new fire […]

January 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Stamford Advocate: Structure Fire at 42 Noble Street

Stamford Advocate: Structure Fire at 42 Noble Street

Stamford family, dogs escape house fireA power strip with too many appliances plugged into it was the cause of a minor residential fire in a two-family home on Noble Street on Sunday night, fire officials said. Firefighters were called to 42 Noble St. by the homeowners when they returned home at 7:13 p.m. via Stamfordadvocate

January 14, 2014 | By | Reply More
Stamford Advocate: Firefighters Rescue Trapped Driver In Early Morning Accident

Stamford Advocate: Firefighters Rescue Trapped Driver In Early Morning Accident

Stamford man ticketed in New Year’s morning accidentA 49-year-old Stamford man suffered minor injuries early Wednesday morning when he apparently lost control of his sport utility vehicle and tumbled into the side of a Tresser Boulevard office building. Stamford Fire & Rescue firefighters used hydraulic tools, cables and saws to free Curtis Hawkins of Severance […]

January 1, 2014 | By | Reply More

Public Service Announcements...

Smoke Alarms – “ Why, Where, and Which Ones”

Smoke Alarms – “ Why, Where, and Which Ones”

A smoke alarm is critical for the early detection of a fire in your home and could mean the difference between life and death. Fires can occur in a variety of ways and in any room of your home. But no matter where or how, having a smoke alarm is the first key step towards […]

February 27, 2009 | By | Reply More
Water That Christmas Tree!

Water That Christmas Tree!

What’s a holiday party or even the traditional Christmas morning scene itself without a beautifully decorated tree? If your household, as those of more than 33 million other American homes, includes a natural tree in its festivities, take to heart the sales person’s suggestion “Keep the tree watered.” That’s good advice and not just to […]

November 29, 2007 | By | Reply More
A Season for Sharing in Fire Safety

A Season for Sharing in Fire Safety

Each year fires occurring during the holiday season injure 2,600 individuals and cause over $930 million in damage. According to the United States Fire Administration (USFA), there are simple life-saving steps you can take to ensure a safe and happy holiday. By following some of the outlined precautionary tips, individuals can greatly reduce their chances […]

November 23, 2007 | 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 & Rescue firefighters 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

Member News

Stamford Firefighter, Eddie Palitz, Has Passed Away

Stamford Firefighter, Eddie Palitz, Has Passed Away

The Stamford Fire Department regrets to announce the passing of active Stamford Firefighter Eddie Palitz. The following is his public obituary. Edward C. Palitz Sr. age 68 passed away Tuesday December 31st 2013. Eddie was a lifelong resident of Stamford Connecticut; firefighter at Glenbrook Fire Department for over 30 years and Chief Engineer. He was […]

January 2, 2014 | By | Reply More
8th Annual Stamford Firefighters Toy Drive Gifts Distributed to Kids Across Stamford

8th Annual Stamford Firefighters Toy Drive Gifts Distributed to Kids Across Stamford

Members of the Stamford Professional Firefighters Association (SPFA) helped Santa collect, wrap and deliver hundreds of gifts to children who were at the Franklin Street Shelter, the Salvation Army, the Wilson Food Pantry, the Stamford Hospital as Pediatric patients  and other selected locations. Fire Fighter Donald Lowndes, the organizer of the Stamford Fire Fighters’ toy drive, […]

December 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
Stamford Firefighter William O’Connell Receives 2013 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award

Stamford Firefighter William O’Connell Receives 2013 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award

Wednesday, April 24, 2013: Stamford Fire Fighter and Local 786 Member, Bill O’Connell (Group 2, Rescue 1) recieved the 2013 Ray Downey Courage and Valor Award this morning at the Fire Department Instructor’s Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis, Indiana. Robert F. Biolchini, chief executive officer of PennWell Corporation, parent company of Fire Engineering/FDIC, made the presentation. Assisting […]

April 24, 2013 | By | Reply More

Department News

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