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Retired Stamford Firefighter Charles W Haggerty has amassed quite a collection of firefighting memorabilia and was featured in an August 8, 2018, SNN news broadcast in Sarasota, Florida.  Charlie was a supernumerary Firefighter before becoming a Regular Fireman of the SFD on July 30, 1958.

Also becoming regular firefighters with Charlie on that date were: Henry L. Strock, Theodore Farfaglia, Donald W. Ryan, Henry J. Wozniak, Joseph M. Minkiewicz, Julian J. Nosznzo, William R. Wood, James J. McCann, Richard G. Woods, Dennis S. Behunick, Carmine Frangione, Robert D. Wetmore, Arthur J. Leary, George T. Searles, Anthony T. Tomczyk, Donald M. Woods, James D. Harrington, Gerald LaBlanc, John A. GinolfiJohn R. LaBati, Francis J. Osker, John R. Hogan, Thomas L Rosso and Edward J. Malarkey

Charlie retired on August 14, 1981.  Stay strong Charlie, your brothers in Stamford thank you for your service to the community, this Fire Department and wish you the best!

SARASOTA – Walking into Jean & Charlie Haggerty’s home, you’d think one room fell right out of a museum.

Charlie Haggerty spent 25 years as a firefighter in Stamford, Conn., and has been collecting firefighter memorabilia for the past 44 years.

With help from money from Jean’s father, he built a room in their Sarasota home to hold all of his collectibles.

Charlie’s wife Jean says eventually some of the pieces will go to a fire museum in Stamford.


“Someone on the Suncoast You Should Know: Charlie Haggerty”

Posted: August 19, 2018
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.
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