Share This Story, Choose Your Platform!

Over the past several weeks we have been collecting and organizing SPFF Local 786’s collection of historical documents, pictures and objects. We are in the process of cataloging everything and posting the catalog on the website.  If you know who donated any of the items in our catalog, please let us know, so we can give them credit.

The Stamford Historical Society also has a catalog of SFD holdings.  We have added their Catalog of Holdings to the website as well.

We have some great things in our  collection… many donated by past members of the Department.  Most of them are displayed at the Central Fire Station at 629 Main Street in the third floor lobby area.  Other items can be made available by request.

1st Hose Wagon

We know that there is much more out there in the protective hands of the public.  We would be very interested in knowing what else is out there.  Please consider contacting us about what you have.  Maybe even send us a picture.  Do you have…

  • Relics of the past (Alarm system, etc)
  • Old Pictures of the early years of the SFD.
  • Major Fire Pictures.
  • Scrapbooks.
  • Interesting Newspaper articles.
  • Documents.
  • Old Plaques and/or Awards
  • Your own personal stories or stories that have been passed down to you.

1904 - the 1892 American LaFrance Steamer Pumping at Town Hall Fire

We started putting together a “Pictorial History” of the SFD on the website.  Check it out.  It is a work in progress, so bear with me.  There is much more to add and fine-tune.

So if you have some information about the history of the Stamford Fire Department, we would love to hear from you.  You can contact us through our Contact Form at

The History of the Stamford Fire Department and It’s Members

Posted: December 17, 2014
About the Author: Captain Philip Hayes
Captain Hayes is a 31-year veteran of the Stamford Fire Department. He is currently assigned to the East Side Fire Station #4 on Shippan Avenue. In addition to his regular Fire Officer duties, he is a Public Relations Officer, the developer of the website and serves on the Departments' IT Team. He is also an avid fan of Fire Department history.
View Count: 380
Categories: The SFD In HistoryTags: