50 Years Ago: Apollo I Fire Kills Three Astronauts 1972: Repacking Engine 3 Hosebed 1971: Ridge Hill School Alarm System Astronaut Alan Shepard Visits Ridge Hill School Spark Time: Hamden's 1959 Maxim Cab-forward Being Built
NHFD Firefighter Jeffrey K. O'Neil Morning Blaze Routs Hartford Tpke. Family 75 Years Ago: Blaze Leaves New Road Family Homeless Stunning Video of Catastrophic Aerial Ladder Failure Trivia Question An Homage to 1970's Co. 5 Volies: "Sunny Disposish"
Buried Hydrants - Residents Please Take Heed! Grasso to head Sturbridge Fire Department December 9, 1943: 191 Ridgewood Avenue Sweet Sixteen Years Ago (Hurst Tool Training) SparkTime: Wallingford's Wallace Hose Company Early Steamer on the Way to the Scrap Yard 21 Years Ago: Legit Fire Alarm in Student Apt. Ignored as "Joke"
60 Years Ago: 38 Calls in January (1957) "A Fireman's Lot" Who Was Wallingford's "One-Eye" Jack Cunningham? Merritt Street's 1924 Stutz April, 1976: Firefighters Bob Macauley and Ronnie Altieri at Station 2
Grasso Leaves HFD to Lead Sturbridge (MA) Fire Department 18 Years Ago: A New Engine 4 A century of service honored this week in 1979 70 Years Ago: Hamden's 1st Fire Company Celebrates 50 Years 47 Years Ago: First Run for Car 55 Platoon 3 very busy 45 years ago this week
30 Years Ago: New recruits complete Fire Fighter I March 2, 1950: Lynn Motors, 925 Dixwell Avenue 1960: The First "Rescues" Bethany's Chief George Quinn Named to CSFA Fire Hall of Fame Chief Raymond C. Spencer's helmet, from the collection of Chan Brainard
Lieut. Charles Lubowicki, Jr. Named Training Officer Mike Ambriscoe Retiring (Again) 70 Years Ago: Fire destroys plans for the Wilbur Cross Parkway March 12, 1959: Snuff's warning saved his family in the middle of the night March 1959: HFD Apparatus Inventory 1982: Ff. Ralph Dievert at Station 2, Platoon 4 c. 1960: Ff. Stan Brown
Davenport Redux - Fire on 3rd Floor St. Patrick's Day at HQ 2009 Scania Water Ladder Appliance of Dublin Fire Brigade 1978: Ff. Guy White in Truck 2 at Station 3 Happy March 17th Birthday, Dan Murphy! Lieut. Frank Eitler - A Good Man!
1958: Ff. Joe McDermott and New Aerial Ladder Truck December 2001: Ff. Kevin O'Hare, Capt. Don LaBanca and
Ff. Ray Dobbs at Station 9 February 22, 1942: Everett's Farm Burns 1974: Dispatcher Ff. Wilbur Baker in the Alarm Room 1957: Co. 9 Obtains Old One-Room Schoolhouse 1980: Foam at Y-Camp This week in 1955: Connecticut Fire Chiefs Meet in Hamden
April 1, 1957: "Open Burning" Starts Barn Fire Behind 2989 Whitney Avenue March 31, 1963: Barn Fire on Manila Avenue April 5, 1967: Zukel Realty, 3383 Whitney Avenue March 30, 2017: 154 Towne House Road
Chatham Colleagues Fete Mike Ambriscoe at Retirement Dinner A Visit with Jack Laffin Auto-in-Lake Rescue Caps Crazy Week for HFD Smoking the Cause of Two Blazes Tuesday Fire in QU's Whitney Village Apartments April 1952: Hamden Ffs Extricate 4-year old from Chair April 16, 1947: Worst Fire Department Disaster of the 20th Century
May 19, 1957: Civil Defense Exercise at Groton May 10, 2017: Townhouse Road Condo Fire E8 (HFD) and E8 (NHFD) on Stand-by at 2's 1953: Brown Stone House ad from The Hamden Chronicle c. 1951: Emergency Squad Preparing to Leave Fennbrook Drive
Civilian Cited by Commission New Haven County Fire Emergency Plan June Meeting 35 Years Ago: Career and Volunteer Firefighters Recognized for Flood Efforts Okay Gang, just where was this photo taken 75 years ago?
Donations to Help Victims of Harvey Flooding Announcement: Connecticut’s Annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony Announcement: 2017 (46th Annual) Engine 260 Muster Off-Duty Hamden Firefighter Pulls Inured Driver From Burning Auto Firefighters Rescue Dog from Cliff New Engine 5 - a Quint Video: E5's 1st Run 1930: Mt. Carmel's New Pumper Mutual Aid: 68 Maple Avenue, North Haven House Fire: 4400 Whitney Avenue Announcement: "Closer to Free" Announcement: Local 2687 Golf Tournament 35th Meeting of the HFRA Well Attended Hamden's Newest Apparatus is Here! 28 YEARS AGO!: Hamden Tornado, Monday, July 10, 1989 November 20th publication date for Hamden Firefighting
60 YEARS AGO: Mrs. Flagge's first day on the job Fred Fletcher Jr. - Obituary 1982: Training at the Quarry Ancient Station 5 telephone equipment donated to Connecticut Fire Museum Flags Lowered to Half-Staff for Victims of Las Vegas Tragedy
Firefighter Edward C. Doiron (1938 - 2017) 36th Annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend Announcement: HFRA Autumn Meeting October 1962: Chief Leddy Fights to Enhance Department Strength c. 1965: Blake and McKee at 2's 1924: Whitney and Dixwell 1962: Fire Prevention Week 1987: Fire Prevention Week
HFRA Autumn Meeting Three Brother Firefighters Remembered Rev. Sanderson's Milestone October 18, 1972: Tech Plywood, 1041 Dixwell Avenue May 29, 1978: Ray Reilly and Guy White April 1982: Supt. Richie Lostritto and Ff. Bob Mordecai Camaro Flips on Dixwell (Again!)
1977: Whitneyville Apartment Explosion Tomaselli Recognized for Explosion Rescue Efforts Newton Street House Fire Serious Route 15 Accident 1974: Training at Centerville School Chief Alan Brunicini Passes
1967: Laying Wire Below Dixwell Avenue 1963: Remember Those Indian Tanks? 1981: Platoon 1, Station 2 1982: Three Girls Lost on Mountain 1986: Bob Mordecai, Ed DeFrancesco, and Ralph Purificato Historical Society's Giant Valley Antiques Show
Valley Road House Fire Routs Three 60 Years Ago at Dunbar Hill Tale of Two 1942 Diamond-T Pumpers 1987: Hamden's First Female Career Firefighter Kidde Extinguisher Recall 1947: Broadway House Destroyed by Fire Voter Numbers Picked "on the Nose" Wind Damage All Over Hamden
Hamden Firefighting Available on November 18th at 9's 1957: Eastern Atlantic Lumber Company 1967: Fire Guts House on Hamden-New Haven Line 1977: Fire/Police Arson Squad Proposed Spark Time: 1946 Darley Pumper
Thanksgiving 1967: Fireside Restaurant November 14, 1960: Leddy Appointed Chief November 7, 1962: Mt. Carmel Railroad Station Rescued Firefighter Tells His Story Spark Time: 1916 Seagrave Model J straight-frame tiller Ladder Truck Film of Straight-frame tiller truck in action Hamden Firefighting Now Available
Firefighter/Paramedic Christopher R. Parmelee Sworn In December 10, 1927 - Ff. Edward Meegan Killed in Pumper Crash December 10, 2012 - Meegan's Sacrifice Honored 1937 - Mack "Bulldog" Goes for a Dip December 11, 1961 - Wetmore, LaVelle, & Patten Appointed