George Marshall Sanford was a bachelor who was employed as a history teacher at Norwalk High School for 35 years‚ retiring in 2002. ‘Marshall’ was a 50-year member of the Redding Fire and EMS Company #1‚ serving as chief‚ vice president‚ and lieutenant of Engine One. He was also a 40-year volunteer for the Danbury Hospital Emergency Room‚ and a member and past president of the Bethel Fire Department.
He was also a member of the Fire Department Safety Officers Association; the Fairfield County Fire Chiefs; Connecticut Firemen Historical Society‚ Inc.; Connecticut Fire Police Association; Southern Connecticut Antique Fire Apparatus Collectors; Connecticut Cellar Savers; Society for the Preservation and Appreciation of Antique Motor Fire Apparatus; Battleship Missouri Memorial‚ Honolulu‚ Hawaii; Hall of Flame‚ Phoenix‚ Arizona; and the International Fire Buffs Association. He was a member and past chairman of the Redding Zoning Board and had been an EMT since 1973.
Marshall was also a member of the Redding Men’s Club and treasurer of the Redding Ridge Cemetery Association for over 30 years.
A world traveler‚ Marshall enjoyed visiting local fire departments throughout the United States and around the world during his many vacation travels.