The City has a new Chief Fire Marshal. Captain Charles Spaulding was sworn in by Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia Wednesday.
"This is the kind of person that makes me proud to appoint; makes me proud to swear in," said Pavia.
"I am deeply grateful and honored to serve the City of Stamford in this great capacity," said Charles Spaulding.
Spaulding previously served as assistant fire marshal for the Stamford Fire and Rescue Department.
"Your service and record and experience is impeccable with over 34 years of dedication to the fire service," said Ted Jankowski, the Stamford director of public safety, health, and welfare.
Dedication to the fire service, and fellow firefighters.
"And as we crawled through the dark smoke, I almost fell three stories down into the fire if it wasn't for Charles Spaudling," said the fire department's Chief Antonio Conte.
And it's that compassion and hard work that led to his appointment today.
"What we do as a city that works ensures the lives, the countless lives, saved," said Spaulding.
"As a dedicated professional, I have the utmost confidence that you will perform your duties to the best of your abilities and provide the highest quality of service to protect and serve - congratulations," said Jankowski.