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Logos, Patches, and Pride: Stratford (CT) Fire Trucks

By Mike Ciampo

The beautiful town of Stratford, Connecticut, is the eastern-most town in Fairfield County, situated on the Long Island Sound. The Stratford Fire and Rescue Department provides fire, rescue, and first responder EMS services. They run over 7,000 calls annually, running out of four firehouses. The department has a great deal of pride in its apparatus, history, and culture. These are some of the logos that help keep morale, unit identity, and pride strong in the department.

MIKE CIAMPO is a 28-year veteran of and a lieutenant in the Fire Department of New York. Previously, he served with the District of Columbia Fire Department. He has a bachelor’s degree in fire science from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, NY. He is the lead instructor of the FDIC Truck Co. Essentials class. He writes the “Compartment Corner” column at FireApparatus.com. He wrote the ladder chapter and co-authored the Ventilation chapter for Fire Engineering’s Handbook for Firefighter I and II and is featured in “Training Minutes” truck company videos on www.fireengineering.com. He is also the author of Fire Engineering’s monthly column “On Fire.”

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