Welcome What's New at IAFF 892
Norwich Firefighters Local 892 is proud to announce that Battalion Chief Tracy Montoya has been promoted to Chief of Department. Chief Montoya has served the City of Norwich for almost 29 years. He has been the commander of Platoon 1 since 2007. Chief Montoya has also served in the US Navy and Navy Reserves for 33 years. We would like to wish Chief Montoya good luck in his new position and we look forward to his continued leadership.
On January 24th, all units responded to a mixed use occupancy at 261 Central Ave with fire on the outside wall. Engine 2 was able to knock down the fire while a primary search was completed.
Battalion 1, Engine 2, Squad A and Truck 1 responded to Norwich Self Storage on South Golden St. tonight for an activated fire alarm. Crews made entry to the building and noted an odor of something burning. After investigating, a pile of rubbish was found burning within the building. The fire was extinguished and the building ventilated. Norwich FMO is investigating.
Retired Norwich Fire Department LT. Doug Smith faithfully served the citizens of Norwich for 30 years and is now in need of our support.
LT. Smith was recently diagnosed with liver and colon cancer and is currently undergoing treatment. His friends, Canterbury Volunteer Fire Company Inc., and fellow Norwich firefighters have organized a benefit pasta supper in his honor on Friday, January 5, 2018 at the Canterbury, CT town hall. See the Facebook Funds for Hope link for more information.
Starting Tuesday, December 26, 2017 tickets for the benefit pasta dinner will be available for purchase at the City of Norwich Fire Department Headquarters located at 10 North Thames St. Norwich, CT. Tickets are $10 for an adult and $5 for children 12 years old and younger.
Raffle items, monetary donations, and dinner tickets can also be dropped off and purchased at the Canterbury Volunteer Fire Department - PO Box 293 - Canterbury, CT 06331 - c/o Doug Smith