Historical Holdings

Historical Holdings That Relate To The Stamford Fire Department

2015-01-19_19-58-41 A Compiled Historical Timeline of the Stamford Fire Department
This is a digitized version of several historical documents put into a timeline format.
Holder: SPFF Local 786 & The Stamford Fire Department

The digitization of these records has been made possible by donations from Retired Firefighter Rich Gillespie, Captain Phil Hayes, Firefighter Chris Brennan and Retired Firefighter Tony Calka

2014-12-04_07-37-27 History of the Stamford Fire Department
This 176 page binder contains the Department Log dating August 1882 through November 1984.
Holder: SPFF Local 786
Donor: Unknown
Donor: Unknown
IMG_4464 A Resolution of Appreciation by Stamford’s Board of Wardens and Burgesses
Holder: SPFF Local 786 (on display)
Donor: Unknown

  • March 27, 1888
IMG_0003 Fire! Fire! A History of Stamford Firefighting, Paid & Volunteer
The Stamford Historical Society
In honor of the 350th Birthday of the City of Stamford
Holder: SPFF Local 786 (on display)
Donor: Unknown
2014-12-04_07-33-31 A Partial Listing of Interesting and Major Fire In Stamford, CT
Compiled by Robert D Towne, Stamford Historical Society
July 23, 1993
Holder: Stamford Historical Society & SPFF Local 786
Donor: A copy by the Stamford Historical Society
2014-12-04_07-37-07 Stamford Fire Department Records of Historic Origins and Events
Compiled by Robert D Towne, Stamford Historical Society
July 24, 1993
Holder: SPFF Local 786
Donor: A copy by the Stamford Historical Society
IMG_4475 Stamford Fire Department Miscellaneous Logs, Reports and Documents 1901 – 1982
An Article
By Robert D Towne, Stamford Historical Society
May 16, 1996
Holder: SPFF Local 786
Donor: A copy by the Stamford Historical Society
IMG_4476 Stamford Fire Department South End Fire Station
An article and Inventory of Records pertaining to the present Engine Company #2, 1969-1982
at the Stamford Historical Society
By Robert D Towne
July 20, 1991
Revised May 16, 1996
Holder: SPFF Local 786
Donor: A copy by the Stamford Historical Society
IMG_4491 Historical Newspaper Clippings, Pictures & Documents Collection
A vertical file collection by year (1840 – Present)
Holder: SPFF Local 786
Donor: Multiple people
IMG_4477 Assorted Historical Articles
By Firefighter Joe Lombardo
Holder: SPFF Local 786
Donor: Firefighter Joe Lombardo
IMG_4474 List of “Line of Duty” Deaths (1896 – 2001)
Holder: SPFF Local 786
Donor: Firefighter Joe Lombardo
IMG_4472 Assorted Chief Patches of The Stamford Fire Department
Holder: SPFF Local 786 (on display)
Donors: Unknown
IMG_4467 Rules & Regulations of the Stamford Fire Department
Holder: SPFF Local 786 (on display)
Donors: Unknown

  • 1885, Warden Robert Swartwout.
    Belonged to Firefighter John W Wilson
  • 1910, Chief Harry Parker
  • 1917, Chief Harry Parker
  • 1951, Chief Victor Veit
  • 1977, Chief Joseph Vitti
IMG_4471 Stamford Firefighters Local 786 Constitution & Bylaws
Holder: SPFF Local 786 (on display)
Donor: Unknown

  • Revised 1991
IMG_4470 Fire Alarm Signal Stations Guide
Holder: SPFF Local 786 (on display)
Donor: Unknown

  • June 1955
IMG_4469 Programs of the Stamford Firefighter’s Grand Ball
Holder: SPFF Local 786 (on display)
Donor: Unknown

  • 10th Annual; February 15, 1933
  • 11th Annual; February 12, 1934
  • 13th Annual; February 21, 1936
IMG_4369 Burial Record Books
These books contain the dates of deaths and burial places of thousands of Veterans of War as well as area Firefighters (including Stamford, Belltown, Glenbrook, Springdale, Sound Beach, Long Ridge and Turn of River).
Donor: Unknown

  • Firefighter Burials By Firefighter Owen J Carrier
  • Veterans of War Burials by Samuel W Morrell
IMG_4489  Civil Service Scrapbooks
These scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings related to al branches of Stamford Civil Service, not just the Fire Department.
Holder: SPFF Local 786
Donor: Unknown

  • February 1950- December 1951
  • January 1954 to July 1955
  • 1955-1959
  • 1972-1975