Media Releases...

SFD Open House for Prospective Firefighter Test Applicants

SFD Open House for Prospective Firefighter Test Applicants

The Stamford Fire Department will be hosting an Open House for anybody considering taking the upcoming Stamford Firefighter test. Saturday, November 29th, 2014,  10am to 3pm Stamford Central Fire Station 629 Main Street Stamford, CT The last date to submit an application to the City of Stamford Department of Human Resources is December 5th.  The […]

November 21, 2014 | By | Reply More
Thanksgiving Fire Safety Tips

Thanksgiving Fire Safety Tips

Safety Facts Cooking is the leading cause of home fires on Thanksgiving Day.*** Cooking fires nearly double on Thanksgiving Day, occurring more than twice as often than on another day.*** Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home fire injuries.*** Thanksgiving Day home fires cause more property damage and claim more […]

November 19, 2014 | By | Reply More
The CPAT Application Period For 2015 is Now Open!

The CPAT Application Period For 2015 is Now Open!

Are you taking the upcoming test for Stamford Firefighter? You will need to provide proof of registration (i.e., redacted credit receipt) in order to sit for the written exam. Once you received confirmation that you’ve passed the CPAT, you will need to provide that information to the Human Resources Department to receive your exam scores […]

November 19, 2014 | By | Reply More

The SFD in The News...

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
An Inspirational Story Involving a Pittsburgh Firefighter Battling ALS

An Inspirational Story Involving a Pittsburgh Firefighter Battling ALS

A Pittsburgh firefighter battling ALS and his wife appeared on the “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to share their inspirational story and thank their family and friends for their support during this overwhelming time.  

November 13, 2014 | By | Reply More
Stamford Advocate: “Stamford volunteers get new assistant fire chief”

Stamford Advocate: “Stamford volunteers get new assistant fire chief”

Welcome Chief Morris.  We wish you the best! Stamford volunteers get new assistant fire chief

November 6, 2014 | By | Reply More

Public Service Announcements...

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
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

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

Member News

Gerald J. Pacelli, 73, Retired Member Of The Stamford Fire Department Has Passed Away

Gerald J. Pacelli, 73, Retired Member Of The Stamford Fire Department Has Passed Away

DARIEN, Conn. – Gerald J. Pacelli, a resident of Darien, died Tuesday, Sept. 9. He was 73. Gerald Pacelli was born March 13, 1941, in Stamford, to Michael and Helen (Mishley) Pacelli. He was a member of the first graduating class of St. Mary’s School in Stamford and a graduate of Stamford High School in 1959. […]

September 12, 2014 | By | Reply More
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

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. […]

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