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Fireworks Dangers

Fireworks Dangers

The 4th of July season is upon us and public safety officials caution the general population against the dangers of fireworks. Each year nationwide, on average, there are 10,000 injuries, 3 deaths and 25,000 fires due to the use of illegal fireworks. Don’t become a statistic! The only personal-use fireworks permitted by law in Connecticut […]

July 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Several People Sickened at North Stamford Nursery School

Several People Sickened at North Stamford Nursery School

Stamford, CT- At 10:33 AM, the Stamford Fire Department and theTurn of River Volunteer Fire Department responded to 458 Lakeside Dr , Temple Sinai,  for a report of something possibly burning in the Nursery School basement area.  Fire units arrived and found a slight haze from smoke in the lower level Play Room area within […]

May 22, 2014 | By | Reply More
Stamford Fire Units Respond To A Boater In Distress

Stamford Fire Units Respond To A Boater In Distress

(Stamford, CT) – At 12:31 the Stamford Fire Department, Stamford EMS and Stamford Police Department were dispatched to the area of Long Island Sound near Ocean Drive North for a boater in distress. Engine 4, Rescue 1, Medic 3, the on duty Deputy Chief and a Safety Officer arrived  on the beach in the area […]

April 30, 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...

Fireworks Dangers

Fireworks Dangers

The 4th of July season is upon us and public safety officials caution the general population against the dangers of fireworks. Each year nationwide, on average, there are 10,000 injuries, 3 deaths and 25,000 fires due to the use of illegal fireworks. Don’t become a statistic! The only personal-use fireworks permitted by law in Connecticut […]

July 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
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

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

Chester William Buttery lll “Bill”

Chester William Buttery lll “Bill”

It is with deep regret, that the City of Stamford Fire Department announces the passing of retired Lieutenant Chester William Buttery III. “Old Bill” to his friends, a lifelong resident of Stamford passed away peacefully with family and friends by his side on May 9th 2014 at Stamford Hospital. He was born in Stamford to […]

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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

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