Stamford Fire Rescue

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Stamford Department (SFD)
"Our Family Helping Your Family"
Operational Area
Country United States
State  Connecticut
City Stamford
Agency Overview
Established May 15, 1885
Annual calls 10,318 (2013)
Employees 290
Staffing Career
Fire chief Peter Brown
IAFF 786
Facilities & Equipment
Battalions 1
Stations 9
Engines 8
Trucks 2
Quints 2
Rescues 1
Fireboats 3
HAZMAT 2
EMS Level BLS First Responder
Website
www.stamfordfire.com
local786.org

The City of Stamford Fire Department (SFD) provides fire protection and first-responder emergency medical services, alongside five volunteer fire departments(Glenbrook, Belltown, Springdale, Turn of River, and Long Ridge) to the city of Stamford, Connecticut, United States. The current Chief of Department is Peter Brown.

The Stamford Fire Department and the five all-volunteer fire departments protect a growing population of 125,109 residents living in 38 square miles. In 2013, the Stamford Fire Department responded to 10,318 emergency calls.

Organization[edit]

Personnel Profile[edit]

The SFD has approximately 290 professional, uniformed members, which include firefighters, lieutenants, and captains that staff the department's thirteen fire companies and the department's nine fire stations. The department is headed by a Chief of Department, Peter Brown, two Assistant Chiefs (chief of operations and chief of administration), and five Deputy Chiefs (four tour commanders and one chief of training). The department operates a four-platoon shift system and operates on a 24 hours on/72 hours off schedule, averaging 42 hours a week.[citation needed] In addition to firefighting duties, the members of the department are trained in and provide first-responder emergency medical response as EMTs, hazardous materials incident response, high-angle rescue, below-grade/confined space/trench rescue, and SCUBA/Dive Water Rescue.[1]

Operations[edit]

Apparatus Profile (2014)[edit]

Stamford Fire Department Engine 6

The department operates a total fire apparatus fleet of:

Frontline Fire Companies[edit]

  • 9 Engines (Including 1 Quint)(Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 3, Engine 4, Engine 5, Engine 6-Quint, Engine 7, Engine 8, Engine 9)
  • 3 Trucks (1 Tower Ladder, 1 Aerial Ladder, 1 Quint)(Truck 1, Truck 2, Truck 3)
  • 1 Rescue (Rescue 1)

Command Unit's and Chiefs[edit]

  • 2 Deputy Chief's Units (Unit 4-Shift Commander & Unit 6-Training)
  • 2 Assistant Chief's Units (Unit 2-Administration & Unit 3-Operations)
  • 1 Chief of Department's Unit (Unit 1)
  • 2 Safety Officer's Units (Unit 7 & Unit 8)
  • 1 Incident Command Vehicle (Unit 9)

Special Units[edit]

  • 2 Hazardous Materials(Haz-Mat.) Units (Haz-Mat. 1, Haz-Mat. 2)
  • 1 Haz-Mat. Decontamination(Decon.) Trailer
  • 2 Haz-Mat. Support Trailers
  • 1 Haz-Mat. Support Unit
  • 3 Fireboats (Fireboat 1, Fireboat 2, Fireboat 3)
  • 1 Hose Wagon(4,800' of 5" Large Diameter Hose) (LDH 1)
  • 1 Technical Rescue Trailer (Unit 16A)
  • 1 Trench Rescue Trailer
  • 1 Special Operations Bus (Unit 125)
  • 4 Transport Buses (Unit 18, Unit 124, Unit 126, Unit 127)
  • 3 Utility Units (Unit 10, Unit 11, Unit 12)
  • 1 Fleet Maintenance Unit

Reserve/Spare Units[edit]

  • 4 Reserve Engines (Engine 10, Engine 12, Engine 14, Engine 15)
  • 2 Spare Engines (Engine 11, Engine 13)
  • 1 Reserve Truck (Truck 5)
  • 1 Reserve Rescue (Rescue 2)
  • 2 Reserve Deputy Chief/Shift Commander's Vehicles (Unit 4A, Unit 5)

All of the front line fire apparatus (Engines, Trucks, and the Rescue) are staffed with a minimum of one officer (Captain or Lieutenant), one driver, and two firefighters/EMT's. Engine 8 is staffed with one officer (Captain or Lieutenant), one driver, and one firefighter. The Tour Commander(Deputy Chief), who is also assigned an aide, commands the rest of the personnel and fire apparatus at incidents.

The SFD's reserve and spare units can be placed into service in place of the front line units when one of the department's Engines, Trucks, or Rescue/Command Vehicle is taken out of service. The Reserve units are fully equipped to be put into service at any time, while the Spare units are often used for training and back-ups to the Reserve units and normally must be equipped to be placed into service.

In 2012, the SFD received a federal grant to staff Engine 9 with a fourth additional firefighter.

In 2013, the SFD responded to 10,318 emergency calls. The busiest Engine Co. was Engine 1, which made 2,304 runs, and the busiest Truck Co. was Truck 1, which made 1,699 runs.

Fire Station Locations and Apparatus[edit]

Below is a complete listing of all Fire Stations located in the city of Stamford. Two of these Fire Stations are shared by a volunteer fire departments. In addition to the Fire Stations listed below, there are also seven all-volunteer Fire Stations operates by five volunteer fire departments.

Department Engine Company Truck Company Rescue Company SEMS Medic Unit Special Unit Utility Unit Spare/Reserve Unit Chief Address Neighborhood
SFD Engine 1 Truck 1 Unit 9(Command Unit), Unit 124(Transport Unit), LDH Hose Wagon 1, Fireboat 1, Fireboat 2, Fireboat 3 Unit 10(Utility Unit) Engine 12(Reserve), Truck 5(Reserve), Rescue 2(Reserve), Unit 4A(Spare Shift Commander's Unit), Unit 5(Spare Shift Commander's Unit) Unit 1(Chief of Department), Unit 2(Assistant Chief), Unit 3(Assistant Chief), Unit 4(Deputy Chief-Shift Commander) 629 Main St. Downtown
SFD Engine 2 Truck 2 Haz-Mat. 1, Haz-Mat. 2, Decon. Trailer, Haz-Mat. Support Trailer 1, Haz-Mat. Support Trailer 2, Haz-Mat. Support Unit Washington Blvd. & Atlantic St. South End
SFD Engine 3 Truck 3(Quint) SEMS Medic 1 Trench Rescue Trailer 80 Fairfield Ave. West Side
SFD Engine 4 ATV Unit and Trailer Engine 10(Reserve) 364 Shippan Ave. East Side
SFD Engine 5 Rescue 1 Unit 16A(Tech. Rescue Trailer), Unit 125(Special Operations Bus) 1620 Washington Blvd. Woodside
SFD/Glenbrook-New Hope Vol. FD Engine 6(Quint), Engine 32(Volunteer), Engine 34(Volunteer) SEMS Medic 2, SEMS Ambulance 7 Unit 35(Volunteer) Unit 30(Volunteer), Unit 311(Volunteer), Unit 312(Volunteer) 17 Arthur Pl. Glenbrook
SFD/Springdale Vol. FD Engine 7, Engine 52(Volunteer), Engine 53(Volunteer) Rescue 56(Volunteer) Unit 54(Volunteer), Unit 55(Volunteer), Unit 58(Volunteer) Unit 50(Volunteer), Unit 511(Volunteer), Unit 512(Volunteer) 987 Hope St. Springdale
SFD Engine 8 SEMS Medic 4 28 Vine Rd. Turn of River
SFD Engine 9 SEMS Medic 5, SEMS Ambulance 6, SEMS Facility 684 Long Ridge Rd. Roxbury
Belltown Vol. FD Engine 41(Volunteer), Engine 42(Volunteer) Truck 45(Volunteer) Rescue 44(Volunteer) Unit 40(Volunteer) Unit 411(Volunteer), Unit 412(Volunteer) 8 Dorlen Rd. Belltown
Turn of River Vol. FD Engine 61(Volunteer), Engine 62(Volunteer) Fireboat 1(Volunteer), Fireboat 2(Volunteer) 50 Roxbury Rd. Roxbury
Turn of River Vol. FD Engine 63(Volunteer), Engine 64(Volunteer) Truck 67(Volunteer) Rescue 66(Volunteer) Tanker 68(Volunteer), Unit 60(Volunteer) Unit 65(Volunteer), Unit 69(Volunteer) Unit 611(Volunteer), Unit 612(Volunteer) 268 Turn of River Rd. Turn of River
Long Ridge Vol. FD Engine 71(Volunteer), Engine 73(Volunteer) Rescue 77(Volunteer) Tanker 78(Volunteer), Unit 75(Volunteer) Unit 70(Volunteer), Unit 711(Volunteer), Unit 712(Volunteer) 366 Old Long Ridge Rd. Long Ridge
Long Ridge Vol. FD Engine 72(Volunteer), Engine 74(Volunteer) 2619 High Ridge Rd. High Ridge

The SFD also operates a Training Facility/Safety/Mechanical Division is located at 148 Magee Ave. in the Shippan neighborhood of the city. It stores Engine 11(Spare/Training), Engine 13(Spare), Engine 14(Reserve), Engine 15(Reserve), and numerous special and support units. Engine 10(Reserve) is stored at Fire Station # 4 in the East Side. Engine 12(Reserve), Truck 5(Reserve), and Rescue 2(Reserve) are stored at Fire Headquarters, or Fire Station # 1 in Downtown.

Also, Engine's 6(Quint) and 7 share quarters with two of the city's five volunteer fire departments(Glenbrook-New Hope and Springdale), at their volunteer fire stations.

Closed/Disbanded Fire Companies[edit]

Throughout its history as a paid fire department, the Stamford Fire Rescue Department have disbanded several fire companies due to budget cuts and/or department expansion. Truck 4 was once an active Truck Co. operating out of Engine 4's quarters and was replaced once Engine 4's apparatus was equipped with a telesqurt aerial device. Truck 4 then became a reserve Truck Co. Squad 1 was a company that operated out of Fire Headquarters and was redesignated Engine 6, which also operated out of Fire Headquarters before moving to the Glenbrook firehouse.

Apparatus Specifications[edit]

Below is a complete list of all SFD apparatus, their manufacturer and specifications, and date.

SFD Engine Companies[edit]

  • Engine 1 - 2005 HME Silverfox 1500gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck (Ex-Engine 6)
  • Engine 2 - 2004 HME Silverfox 1500gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck (Ex-Engine 9)
  • Engine 3 - 2006 HME Silverfox 1500gpm./780gal./30gal. Class B Foam Pumper Truck
  • Engine 4 - 2004 HME Silverfox 1500gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 5 - 2007 HME Silverfox 1500gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck (Ex-Engine 2)
  • Engine 6(Quint) - 2007 HME Ahrens Fox 2000gpm./600gal. 75' Rear-Mount Aerial Ladder Quint
  • Engine 7 - 2006 HME Silverfox 1500gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 8 - 2009 HME Silverfox 1500gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 9 - 2013 KME Predator Severe Service 1500gpm./1000gal./50gal. Class B Foam Pumper Truck
  • Engine 10(Reserve) - 1994 Mack MR/Ranger 1250gpm./500gal./30gal. Foam Pumper Truck
  • Engine 11(Spare/Training) - 1989 Mack CF/Ranger 1000gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 12(Reserve) - 1995 Spartan/General 1500gpm./500gal./30gal. Foam Pumper Truck (Ex-Engine 2)
  • Engine 13(Spare) - 1988 Mack CF/RSI 1250gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 14(Reserve) - 2002 HME Silverfox 1500gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck (Ex-Engine 1)
  • Engine 15(Spare/Training) - 1993 Mack MR/Ranger 1250gpm./500gal./30gal. Foam Pumper Truck

Volunteer FD Engine Companies[edit]

  • Engine 32(Glenbrook-New Hope Vol. FD) - 1994 Sutphen 1500gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 34(Glenbrook-New Hope Vol. FD) - 2009 HME Silverfox 1500gpm./750gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 41(Belltown Vol. FD) - 2003 Spartan Gladiator/Smeal 1250gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 42(Belltown Vol. FD) - 1986 Mack CF/Ranger 1250gpm./750gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 52(Springdale Vol. FD) - 1995 E-One Cyclone II 1500gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 53(Springdale Vol. FD) - 1988 Mack CF/RSI 1250gpm./500gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 61(Turn of River Vol. FD) - 1996 Seagrave 1250gpm./750gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 62(Turn of River Vol. FD) - 2005 HME Silverfox 1500gpm./750gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 63(Turn of River Vol. FD) - 1997 Seagrave 1250gpm./750gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 64(Turn of River Vol. FD) - 2006 Seagrave 1500gpm./1000gal./30gal. Foam Pumper Truck
  • Engine 71(Long Ridge Vol. FD) - 1995 E-One 1250gpm./1000gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 72(Long Ridge Vol. FD) - 1985 Pierce Dash 1500gpm./1000gal. Pumper Truck
  • Engine 73(Long Ridge Vol. FD) - 2007 HME Silverfox 1500gpm./2000gal. Pumper Tanker Truck
  • Engine 74(Long Ridge Vol. FD) - 1995 E-One 1250gpm./1000gal. Pumper Truck

SFD Truck Companies[edit]

  • Truck 1 - 2009 Sutphen SPH 100' Mid-Mount Platform Tower Ladder Truck
  • Truck 2 - 2006 HME Silverfox/RK 109' Rear-Mount Aerial Ladder Truck
  • Truck 3(Quint) - 2008 HME Ahrens Fox 2000gpm./630gal./35gal. Foam 75' Rear-Mount Aerial Ladder Quint (Ex-Engine 5)
  • Truck 5(Reserve) - 1996 Sutphen SP 1500gpm./300gal. 100' Mid-Mount Platform Tower Ladder Truck (Ex-Truck 1)

Volunteer FD Truck Companies[edit]

  • Truck 45 - 1975 Mack CF/Baker Aerialscope 75' Mid-Mount Platform Tower Ladder Truck
  • Truck 67 - 2001 Smeal 105' Rear-Mount Aerial Ladder Truck

Special Units[edit]

  • Rescue 1 - 2009 HME Heavy-Duty 18' Walk-Around Rescue Squad Truck
  • Haz-Mat. 1 - 2004 Freightliner/Hackney Medium-Duty Haz-Mat. Truck
  • LDH 1 - 1985 Mack CF/RSI Hose Wagon
  • Unit 1(Chief of Department) - 2013 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV
  • Unit 2(Assistant Chief of Administration) - 2004 GMC Tahoe SUV
  • Unit 3(Assistant Chief of Operations) - 2002 Dodge Dakota SUV
  • Unit 4(Deputy Chief of Suppression - Tour Commander) - 2012 Chevrolet Suburban SUV
  • Unit 4A(Spare Tour Commander's Unit) - 2008 Chevrolet Tahoe SUV
  • Unit 5(Spare Tour Commander's Unit) - 2005 Ford Excursion SUV
  • Unit 6(Deputy Chief of Training) - 2001 Dodge Caravan
  • Unit 7(Safety Officer) - 2000 Ford Expedition SUV
  • Unit 8(Safety Officer) - 1997 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck
  • Unit 9(Field Command Vehicle) - 2006 GMC/Laboit 37' Mobile Command Center Truck
  • Unit 10(Utility Unit) - 1997 Ford F-150 Pickup Truck
  • Unit 124(Transport Bus) - 2002 Dodge Minibus
  • Unit 126(Transport Bus) - 1995 Ford Minibus

Communications[edit]

Response Guidelines[edit]

  • Activated Fire Alarm(AFA) Assignment: 2-3 Engines, 1 Truck, Deputy Chief
  • 1st/Box Alarm Assignment(Alarm of Fire/Gas Leak): 4 Engines(1 for R.I.T.), 1 Truck(2 if High-Risk Location), Rescue, Deputy Chief, 1 Safety Officer, EMS
  • 2nd Alarm Assignment: 1 Engine, 1 Truck
  • 3rd/General Alarm Assignment: 1 Engine, 1 Truck
  • Motor Vehicle Accident(MVA) Assignment: 1 Engine(2 if on Highway), Rescue, Deputy Chief, EMS, EMS Supervisor
  • Emergency Medical Services(EMS) Assignment: 1 Engine, EMS

Radio Signal Codes[edit]

Below is a list of radio signal codes used by the SFD. Most of these codes are no longer used.

  • Signal 1 - Unit is In Service
  • Signal 2 - Unit is Out of Service
  • Signal 3 - Telephone Alarm Transmitted
  • Signal 4 - Report of a Fire
  • Signal 5 - Unit Returning to Quarters
  • Signal 6 - Request for an On Scene Incident Report
  • Signal 7 - False Alarm
  • Signal 8 - Working Fire Transmitted
  • Signal 8-1 - 1st Alarm, Full Assignment
  • Signal 8-2 - 2nd Alarm Transmitted
  • Signal 8-3 - 3rd Alarm Transmitted
  • Signal 8-4 - 4th/General Alarm Transmitted
  • Signal 9 - Announcement of Fire Under Control
  • Signal 10 - Request Police to the Scene
  • Signal 12 - Request an Ambulance to the Scene
  • Signal 15 - Upgrade to a Full Assignment
  • Signal 16 - Bomb Threat
  • Signal 18 - Still Alarm Transmitted
  • Signal 19 - Haz-Mat. Incident
  • Signal 20 - Request KnoxBox Release
  • Signal 21 - Incident Closed/Recall of Alarm
  • Signal 23 - Understaffed Volunteer Company Responding w/Less Than 4 Firefighters
  • Signal 100 - Victim Deceased On Arrival(D.O.A.)

Unit Designations[edit]

Each unit operated by the Stamford Fire Department and the five volunteer fire departments in the city of Stamford holds a unique unit identification number. Below is a list of units in the SFD, the five volunteer fire departments, and Stamford Emergency Medical Services, as well as their locations.

Unit Designation Location
Unit 1 Chief of Department SFD Fire Station # 1
Unit 2 Assistant Chief of Administration SFD Fire Station # 1
Unit 3 Assistant Chief of Operations SFD Fire Station # 1
Unit 4 Deputy Chief of Suppression (Tour Commander) SFD Fire Station # 1
Unit 4A Spare Tour Commander's Unit SFD Fire Station # 1
Unit 5 Spare Tour Commander's Unit SFD Fire Station # 1
Unit 6 Deputy Chief of Training SFD Training/Maintenance Facility
Unit 7 Safety Officer SFD Training/Maintenance Facility
Unit 8 Safety Officer SFD Training/Maintenance Facility
Unit 9 Field Command Vehicle SFD Fire Station # 1
Unit 10 Utility Unit SFD Fire Station # 1
Unit 12 Utility Unit SFD Training/Maintenance Facility
Unit 13 Utility Unit SFD Training/Maintenance Facility
Unit 16A Technical Rescue Trailer SFD Fire Station # 5
Unit 18 High-Water Transport Unit SFD Training/Maintenance Facility
Unit 30 Vol. FD Command Unit Glenbrook-New Hope Fire Station
Unit 35 Vol. FD Utility Unit Glenbrook-New Hope Fire Station
Unit 40 Vol. FD Utility Unit Belltown Fire Station
Unit 50 Vol. FD Command Unit Springdale Fire Station
Unit 54 Vol. FD Utility Unit Springdale Fire Station
Unit 55 Vol. FD Utility Unit Springdale Fire Station
Unit 58 Vol. FD Support Unit Springdale Fire Station
Unit 60 Vol. FD Utility Unit Turn of River Fire Station # 1
Unit 65 Vol. FD Support Unit Turn of River Fire Station # 1
Unit 69 Vol. FD Support Unit Turn of River Fire Station # 1
Unit 70 Vol. FD Command Unit Long Ridge Fire Station # 1
Unit 75 Vol. FD Utility Unit Long Ridge Fire Station # 1
Unit 90 SEMS Fleet Services Unit SEMS Facility
Unit 91 SEMS Special Operations Unit SEMS Facility
Medic 92 SEMS Paramedic Fly-Car SEMS Facility
Unit 93 SEMS M.C.I. Trailer SEMS Facility
Unit 94 SEMS UTV/EMCAT Unit SEMS Facility
Unit 101 Chief Fire Marshall Government Center
Unit 102 Assistant Fire Marshall Government Center
Unit 103 Assistant Fire Marshall Government Center
Unit 109 Deputy Fire Marshall Government Center
Unit 110 Deputy Fire Marshall Government Center
Unit 124 Transport Bus SFD Fire Station # 1
Unit 125 Special Operations Bus SFD Fire Station # 5
Unit 126 Transport Bus SFD Training/Maintenance Facility
Unit 127 Transport Bus SFD Training/Maintenance Facility
Medic 330 SEMS Supervisor SEMS Facility
Medic 332 SEMS Paramedic Captain SEMS Facility
Medic 901 SEMS Deputy Chief/Supervisor SEMS Facility
Medic 902 SEMS Supervisor Glenbrook-New Hope Fire Station
Medic 903 SEMS Supervisor Stamford Hospital
Medic 904 SEMS Supervisor Tully Health Center
Medic 905 SEMS Deputy Chief of Training SEMS Facility
Medic 910 SEMS Assistant Chief of Operations SEMS Facility

References[edit]

  1. ^ Found on the Stamford FR about page http://www.stamfordfire.com/about/index.cfm

External links[edit]