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Ten Minor Injuries as Result of Bus Accident

Ten Minor Injuries as Result of Bus Accident

Stamford. CT- On March 20th, 2015 at 12:24 PM, the Stamford Combine 911 Dispatch Center received a radio call from a Stamford Police Officer in the area that a bus full of students had hit a telephone pole and a house in the area of 117 Vine Road.  Units from the Stamford Fire Department, Turn […]

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Stamford Fire Department Responds To Boat In Distress

Stamford Fire Department Responds To Boat In Distress

Stamford – At 17:11 this evening the Stamford Emergency Communications Center received a call from a boat in distress located outside of the storm barrier in Stamford Harbor.   The boater stated that there was no steering on the vessel and that the vessel was up against the storm barrier wall.  Stamford Fire Department Engine […]

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1/29/2015 – Stamford Firefighters Rescue Dog From Condo Fire

1/29/2015 – Stamford Firefighters Rescue Dog From Condo Fire

Three Engines, a Truck Company, a Rescue Company and a Deputy Chief (Incident Commander) were dispatched to 1611 Washington Blvd for a report of an activated fire alarm.  Engine 5 was first to arrive on the scene of a three story townhouse condominium complex and initially saw no visible signs of smoke or fire.  On […]

January 30, 2015 | By | Reply 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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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!

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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

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
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 […]

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