With 40 Inches of Snow, Hamden Got the Worst of It!
Unless you've been hibernating this past week, you are undoubtedly aware that Hamden received the heaviest snowfall - 40 inches - of a major blizzard that struck the northeast last Friday into Saturday.
What some of our website visitors may not know, however, is the amazing effort put forth by Hamden Fire Department personnel during this unprecedented winter weather emergency, second only to the legendary Blizzard of 1888, which occurred eight years before Hamden's first fire company was organized.
Throughout what will surely become known as the Blizzard of '13, the Hamden Fire Department, challenged by extreme weather conditions as never before, worked tirelessly to provide emergency services to Hamden residents with utmost dedication and professionalism and, in some cases, in unique and creative ways.
Click on the link below to read the article on the Hamden Professional Firefighters' Association Local 2687 website on how the officers and firefighters of the Hamden Fire Department dealt with the hazards, uncertainties and physical hardships posed by the Blizzard of '13 in order to save lives and property in our town during this very trying week.