STAMFORD, Conn. — Stamford Fire Chief Anthony Conte has announced his retirement from the city.
“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,” Mayor Michael Pavia said in a news release.
“His command presence has 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 has served the community with the highest expertise in fire, rescue, and medical emergency services,” Ted Jankowski, city director of Public Safety, Health and Wellness, said in the release.
Jankowski will be taking over as acting fire chief until the city hires someone permanently, the release said.
Conte, a 40-year veteran of the department and a second generation Stamford firefighter, rose through the ranks and served as deputy chief from 2000 to 2011, when he was named chief, the release said. He was an officer for the past 26 years, chief in charge of training for more than 10 years, and director of the Stamford Regional Fire School, the release said.