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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 5 was dispatched to incident.  Fire Boat Pilot Gerald Kutz and the crew of Engine 5 utilized the departments new fire boat to locate the vessel in distress, safely take the two occupants onboard the fire department boat and tow the disabled vessel back into the harbor.  Both occupants were uninjured in the incident and returned to shore in time for the Super bowl.

Contact:
Lieutenant Patrick-Colin Burns
Stamford Fire Department Station # 5
1620 Washington Blvd
Stamford, CT 06902
(203) 977-5204

Stamford Fire Department Responds To Boat In Distress

Posted: February 2, 2015
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 StamfordFire.com website and serves on the Departments' IT Team. He is also an avid fan of Fire Department history.
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