In 2011, the Newington Volunteer Fire Department was presented with a section of the World Trade Center. In 2016, the Department developed a permanent memorial to honor the fallen heroes of September 11, 2001 and to pay tribute to the countless individuals who were impacted by the tragedy, including fellow citizens of Newington, CT. The site also pays tribute to two fallen firefighters from our own Department, Francis Kochanowicz and Jay Cole. All are welcome and encouraged to visit the site.
In loving memory of our fallen brother, Fire Commissioner Robert Seiler. After a brief aggressive battle with cancer Fire Commissioner Bob Seiler passed away on November 19, 2013.
Commissioner Seiler served honorably as a member of Company 2 from 1966-1975. He was elected to the Board of Fire Commissioners in 1998 and served until 2002, and again from 2009-2013. On November 5, 2013 he was re-elected for a third term. In addition, he was also a retired Sergeant of the Newington Police Dept.