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The 1895 Fireman’s Entertainment & Ball Program

This is a PDF of an original program for the 1895 Firemans Entertainment and Ball. It was held on Thursday evening, January 31. You should recognize some of the names on the committee page such as George Bowman (Fire Chief) […]

2011.01.04 – 79 Horton Street Basement Fire

It was a Tuesday at 5:40 pm when units were dispatched to a reported house fire.  Engine #4 was the first unit on the scene and confirmed a working fire in the basement at 79 Horton St.  Firefighters made an aggressive […]

1892 01 27 – The Venetian Bloc Is Destroyed By Fire

On January 27, 1892, the Venetian Bloc, W. H. Taylor’s building on the corner of the Canal and Pacific Streets., was destroyed by fire. On February 6, 1893, there was another fire in the same building.  We cannot find anything […]

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The Stamford Fire Department in the 1947 Hit Movie Boomerang

The 1947 video clip below shows the interior of the old “Central Fire Station”, with the church across the street.   The station was directly next door to the present day “Central Fire Station”, commonly referred to today as “Headquarters.” The […]

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The Rippowam… Stamford’s First Pumping Apparatus

Stamford’s first pumping apparatus was known as the “Rippowam.”  Pictured above, the “Rippowam” survived the early 1900’s and was on display in the “Relic” room on the third floor of the new Central Fire Station which was built in 1915.  The Rippowam […]

The Stamford Fire Department in the 1947 Hit Movie Boomerang

The 1947 video clip below shows the interior of the old “Central Fire Station”, with the church across the street.   The station was directly next door to the present day “Central Fire Station”, commonly referred to today as “Headquarters.” The […]

The History of Stamford’s Steam Fire Engines

During a violent afternoon storm on August 7, 1882, lightning struck the wooden steeple  of the Presbyterian Church and set it afire. The church then was on the north side of Broad St. between Bedford and Summer. Atlantic Hose Co. […]

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The 1895 Fireman’s Entertainment & Ball Program

This is a PDF of an original program for the 1895 Firemans Entertainment and Ball. It was held on Thursday evening, January 31. You should recognize some of the names on the committee page such as George Bowman (Fire Chief) […]