Stamford Mayor Michael Pavia announced Friday evening that Anthony Conte has retired as Chief of Stamford Fire and Rescue Department. Conte has served as Chief since July 2011 and as Deputy Chief since 2000.
Conte's career in Stamford fire service spans fourty years. He worked as a fire officer for 26 years, as a chief in training for over 10 years, and also served as director of the Stamford Regional Fire School.
Pavia said in a press release Friday, "I wish to commend Chief Conte for his skilled leadership and dedicatd commitment to the City of Stamford. Chief Conte leaves behind a legacy of comprehensive public safety and firefighter training, which has impacted not only Stamford but the entire State of Connecticut."
Director of Public Safety, Health and Welfare, Ted Jankowski said, "Chief Conte was a dedicated 40 year member of the fire service who provided a wealth of knowledge and experience in leading the Stamford Fire Department. His command presence played a key role in bringing together both career and volunteer firefighters to share the common goal of being committed to protecting life and property. He served the community with the highest expertise in fire, rescue, and medical emergency services."
Jankowski will now serve as Acting Chief for the Stamford Fire and Rescue Deparment until a permanent Cheif is chosen.