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New sign in honor of former Fire Chief Charles R. McRedmond Installed at Stamford Fire Training Facility
STAMFORD, CONNECTICUT –
On the afternoon of Wednesday, May 8, 2019, Stamford firefighters gathered at the Stamford Fire Department training facility on Magee Avenue to recognize and honor former Fire Chief Charles R. McRedmond.
Firefighters met with Chief McRedmond's family members and installed a new sign high above the training grounds and in honor of the Chief's contributions to the City of Stamford and Stamford Fire Department.
Chief McRedmond served as Chief from 1966-1974 and was instrumental in establishing the training facility at the present location at 148 Magee Avenue in 1973. Since that time, the training facility has grown substantially and serves firefighters from across the country. The facility was renovated in 1997 and 2005 and includes a wide-range of training props, including one of the only elevator rescue simulators in the country.
During the sign installation ceremony, a class involving elevator emergencies and rescue practices was underway that brought two students from Honolulu (HI), three students from Austin (TX), as well as, firefighters from across Connecticut and New York.
The McRedmond Training Facility is also home to the Stamford Regional Fire School, one of nine regional fire training facilities across the State of Connecticut.
Chief McRedmond’s son, Charles "Dick" McRedmond Jr. completed the sign installation by securing the final fastener into the training tower.
"Chief McRedmond may no longer be with us, but his vision and legacy for the Stamford Fire Department and future generations of Stamford firefighters will not be forgotten. We are very grateful that the McRedmond family could join us today and assist us with the final installation". – Deputy Chief Matthew Palmer, Stamford Fire Department
Photo above: Charles R. McRedmond Jr. (Son of Chief Charles McRedmond) and Jackson Nisenson, age 7, (Great-grandson of Chief Charles McRedmond).
Photo above: Charles McRedmond Jr. secures the final fastener into the new sign recognizing his father, Chief Charles R. McRedmond of the Stamford Fire Department.
Photo above: The new sign recoginizing Chief Charles R. McRedmond on the 5-story fire training tower at the Stamford Fire Department and Stamford Regional Fire School training facility at 148 Magee Avenue in Stamford.
Photo above: Firefighters from Engine Co. 1 and Truck Co. 1 at the ceremony to honor Chief Charles R. McRedmond.
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Deputy Chief of Training Matthew Palmer