Tradition 5 Golf Tournament in Wallingford Thursday, September 22nd "Shotgun" starting at 9 a.m. $75 (Golf, Hot Dogs, Burgers, BEER, etc.) Contact Jim Moore - 203-248-4268
Next HFRA Meeting - Tues., Oct. 11th at noon Menu: Brian and Robin's B&R Burger 3/4 lb. of onion seasoned beef w/cheddar cheese, barbeque sauce, bacon and an onion ring - French fries and cole slaw $6.00
Lt. Bob Viglione, Ff. Jim Dunlop, Ff. Mark Barletta and Lt. Clark Hurlburt
c. 1988 - Platoon 2 Hazmat Incident
Hazmat photos courtesy of Bob Mordecai
Yale Field, July 3, 1977 - Hamden's 1939 Diamond-T 500 GPM, which started out as Engine 4, and 1942 Diamond-T 600 GPM, which started out as Engine 1, just a few months after being purchased by a private buyer. It was believed that these engines were purchased to be scrapped for the brass in their pumps. However, this photo gives hope that such was not their fate. Does anyone know if either of these pieces is still around? (Photo by Bill Celentano of Box 22 Associates, New Haven)
1982 - Capt. Jack Laffin during ground ladder training behind Station 7. Jack retired Jan. 1, 1990 and now lives on Cape Cod. (Photo by John Tramontano)
1953 - Gil Spencer with his WWII era Jeep. The black-on-silver CT license plates were phased out in 1957 in favor of the white-on-blue plates that lasted until 2002.
Sept. 14 - Some of the HFRA members had the opportunity to meet Honorary Member Chandler Brainard (far right), when he visited Hamden this past week. Chan, a former Hamden resident, lives in Signal Hill, CA. His extraordinary collection of fire department photos and memorabilia contains a great number of Hamden Fire Department items collected over the past 60+ years. Chan has been a regular contributor to the HFRA website since the beginning. (Photo by Gil Griego)
September 10, 2011 - At the 40th Annual Engine 260 Muster in Milford, Shelton's 1938 Ahrens-Fox Model BT 1250 GPM pumper still going strong. On March 1, 1975, this pumper drafted from the Housatonic River and supplied Hamden's Engine 3 (and four other pumpers!) during Shelton's infamous Sponge Rubber fire.