Pledge to Pledge 60 Years Ago: Fire at QC Dorm in Spring Glen 1961: New Chief, New Changes Transitions: Those We Lost, Retirements, Promotions, New Faces of 2015 2015 Retirement Dinner Honorees Posterity Project: Chief David A. Berardesca More Highlights of 2015
High Expansion Foam Training 40 Years Ago 75 Years Ago: Another Busy Week for the HFD January 31, 1941: Mutual Aid to North Haven Hamden's 2nd Motorized Pumping Engine - Only Known Photo ONLINE VIDEOS OF BENEFITS Q&A NOW AVAILABLE Posterity Project (1952): Platoon 3, Station 4
c. 1968: Firefighter Walt Macdowall at Old 3's 1969: HFD Parade Honor Guard Testing Hose (always a lot of fun!) NICE! Polishing Station 9 Posterity Project: Platoon 1, Station 9 Spark Time: 1944 Maxim Pumper with a Canopy Cab
Squad 1 Nails Fully Involved Pick-up Truck 30 Years Ago: HFD Goes LDH Read Across America "Hamden" Fire Marks HFRA featured in Post-Chronicle Ch - Ch - Ch - Changes!: Magic Mile 1965 and Now Posterity Project: Platoon 2, Station 2
Margaret "Marty" Barletta 55 Years Ago: Joe McDermott Commended for Saving Young Life 1961: New Car for Deputy Chiefs (Shift Commanders) 1966: Another New Car for Deputies Those Apparatus Radio Designations Posterity Project: Platoon 1, Station 3 (Engine 3)
Early Dunbar Hill Photo Found Happy Birthday, "Rev." Driver Extricated from School Bus Following Crash c. 1968: Firefighter Sam Jones at Old 3's Posterity Project: Platoon 1, Car 3 1982: Lt. Bill Coppola at Station 4
50 Years Ago: Rocket Fuel Fire Damages Bolton Street Home Car vs. House Last Tuesday 90 Years Ago: New Maxim Pumper and Truck for Highwood 1941: 1926 Maxim Truck vs. Trolley (Truck Loses) Then and Now: Dixwell Avenue near Mather Street New Photos Show Extent of Interior Damage to School Bus Posterity Project (1951): Platoon 2, Station 2 Rotary Club Donations for HVFF Fireworks and CERT
HFRA Spring Meeting on the 12th Jay Leno's 1914 Christie Tractor & Steamer 30 Years Ago: Hamden-Bethany Mutual Aid Pact Posterity Project: Platoon 4, Station 9 Maryjane Grelle-McGaffin (1957 - 2016) Five Years a "Weekly"
Quick Response Saves Centerville Greenhouse Two dozen turn out for the Association's 30th meeting Posterity Project: Platoon 2, Station 9 April 1976: Second Rescue is Placed in Service 1951 Maxim Dedication Plaques Howard Hurlburt, Jr. Memorial Plaque Presentation 1957 British Firefighters' Training Film (YouTube)
April 26, 1956: Tragic Fire Follows Birthday Celebration Talkin' Trash: Memorable HFD Trash Fires Posterity Project: Deputy Fire Chief Gary Merwede History of HFD's "Second-in-Command" Then and Now: Thornton Street
Four Honored at Local 2687 Annual Retirement Dinner Training: Confined Space Rescue Training: Confined Space Rescue '95 (YouTube) Posterity Project: Platoon 2, Station 4 Same Crew in a Different Venue 55 Years Ago: A Very Dangerous Time!
May 8, 1946: Blaze Damages Himmel Bros. Building 1986: Hamden Parade Launches Town Bicentennial Celebration 80-Year-Old Hamden Parade Film Coming Soon Posterity Project: Platoon 1 Station 5 Multi-agency Rescue Exercise at Sleeping Giant Honorary Member Mary Lane Do You Have a Flashlight App on Your iPhone?
What's the Connection with the HFD? May 13, 1966: Drunk Driver on Parkway Kills Three Sacred Heart Seniors Parkway Tragedy Leads to Rev. Sanderson's Intro to HFD May 1966: HFD Apparatus Inventory Hamden High Fire in Nursery Area Extinguished Quickly Posterity Project: Platoon 3, Station 2 May 15, 1973: Three Promotions
Helping Our "Best Friend": HFD Called to the Giant Taking a break in '02 May 1946: Gag's Pepper Pot HFD Responds to Report of Overturned Kayak Members Honored by Yale-NH Hospital Sponsor Hospital Program Posterity Project: Platoon 3, Station 5
Remembering Firefighter Edward G. Charbonneau, Who Died Serving
YouTube Photographic Tribute to America May 26, 1956: Hamden Cooperative Poultry Auction Assn. Posterity Project: Platoon 2, Station 5 May 1986: Live Fire Training on Arch Street 1970s Radio Designation Tag - "Engine 35" 1973: Ffs. John O'Hare and Joe Mulligan with 4 Co. 5 Vols on Engine 5 Website Announcement
Announcements: HGSRA Election and Upcoming HFRA Meeting Station 3 in '93 Seat belts and guardrail save two very fortunate car occupants June 3, 1956: HFD Training Cited in N.H. Register Posterity Project: Platoon 3, Station 3
Website 7th Anniversary! The Rest of the Story: Reunion Between Joe McDermott and the Child
He Saved in 1961 June 16, 1936: Hamden Sesquicentennial Parade Film (YouTube) June 18, 1956: Fire at 1144 Whitney Avenue Garage Posterity Project: Platoon 3, Station 4 HFRA Summer Meeting Date Change Reminder
June 26, 1956: Magnesium Fire Challenges Hamden Firefighters Hamden High School's "Pledge 2 Pledge" (YouTube) June 1982: Platoon 2 crew sprucing up Engine 4 1954: Emergency Squad in Action off State Street Posterity Project: Platoon 4, Car 4 HFRA Acquires Co. 1 Badge of "The Historian of Highwood" Emergency Plan Kicks Off 80th Year at 8's Spark Time: c. 1910 NHFD Truck Co. in Action on Church Street Brush 8
Firefighters Rescue Dangling Worker from Sports Complex Roof at QU (w/video) Honorary Member Janet Butterworth Lieutenant Robert Edward Kelo (1939 - 2016) Deputy Chief Donald Hasbrouck Hamden Police Department (Ret.) Sunday, August 14th: 75 Beacon Street House Fire Al Gorman (1943 - 2016) Firefighter Ralph DiFonzo Named Inspector Posterity Project: Platoon 2, Station 3 New Engine 3 Placed in Service 31st HFRA Meeting on July 21st Happy #240 America!
2016 Engine 260 Muster September 11, 2016: Flag Status Local 2687 Golf Tourney Announcement Class of July 1969 Sworn In 1951: Firehouse Becomes Schoolhouse Miss Fitzgerald, Teacher Richie Lostritto Manning the Case Tractor Lieutenant Robert Edward Kelo
"Hey, Ralph!" Star of the 45th Engine 260 Muster 1930 Maxim at June Klingberg Auto Show September 21, 1938 "The View" of Lake Whitney from East Rock - Then and Now 1951: Oil Truck Overturns in Mt. Carmel
35th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend: Oct. 8-9 Two Hurt During "Hurricane Belle" Pumper Crash 50 Years Ago: Centerville Demolition for 1st Municipal Parking Lot How it Looks Today 50 Years Ago: Grace Episcopal Church, a Moving Experience Spark Time: Horse-drawn Ladder Truck in 1954 West Haven Parade
Tradition Revived: Ff. Jay Connolly Assigned Badge No. 1 October 24, 1951: Barn Fire Dave Wood Promoted to Lieutenant Hamden's Newest Firefighters Sworn In October 21, 1995: Thanks from Olive Oyl's Boyfriend "The Rev" to be honored by Knights of St. Patrick
John O'Hare Hits the Big 9-0 1961: Annual Ball Committee 1953: Hamden's 1952 Maxim in CSFA Convention Parade 64 Years Ago: Ball Committee 1988: Ff. Buechele and New Rescue 1 at Station 4 1974: Forcible Entry Training Behind Station 5 1924: View Looking North on Whitney at Dixwell Benjamin Franklin Commemorative Coin Honors Firefighting
Spring Glen Co-op Fire December 1949 Spring Glen Co-op Fire December 1976 Milner [Benham] Retired the Second Longest 2016 Newsletter December 1968: Supt Wetmore Retires December 1968: Supt. Lostritto Appointed New Town Historian December 1946: Very Busy Week for HFD