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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

THE END OF AN ERA AT THE HARTFORD FIRE DEPARTMENT

I feel like I have met my limit of typed characters today with my postings but this one I couldn't  just let go.

Tomorrow will mark the first time since 1953 that there has  not been a Nolan family member in the ranks of the Hartford Fire Department. Captain John Nolan will be retiring tomorrow after 27 years and 7 months of service to the City of Hartford. I know it has not been an easy decision, but back injuries over the years have taken their toll on Captain Nolan, and I of all people have learned to realize  how important your health is, enjoy it while you can. John comes from a family of firefighters serving over the years on the HFD, and served along side his brother , Deputy Chief Dan Nolan, who retired earlier this month.

Their father, the late Deputy Chief "Big  Dan" Nolan, began serving the City of Hartford in 1953 and was on duty during the devastating fire at Hartford Hospital, a fire which helped eventually form the basis for Fire Code changes nationwide.

Thank you to the Nolan family for sharing their brothers, sons and father with us and for protecting our families and homes in Hartford. Enjoy your wel deserved retirements

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations John always a pleasure working with you!

Greg A 15-L2

Anonymous said...

Hats off to the entire Nolan family. Through the years your jobs were done with great integrity.

Greg Sargis said...

The Nolan Family has been associated with excellence within the Hartford Fire Department for as long as I can remember. It was a pleasure working with you all as a member of the department as well as the Emerald Society.

Anonymous said...

What about the Walsh's ?

Anonymous said...

Thanks to the Nolan's for their service but lets not forget the Kelliher, Walsh, Cieri Sanchez and Shakevich Family, all serve and continue to serve with much pride and dedication!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and Best Wishes to Captain Nolan on his retirement!!

Anonymous said...

What about the Walshes? Kevin was an awesome fireman and officer. Great Chief too.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your opinion, Kevin. Walsh, I mean, not Brookman. But in spite of our differences, I have to admit you were a very good house Captain and firefighter. I was off the job before you made DC, but heard you were damn good at that, too.

Anonymous said...

Looks like the Era is not quite over yet, think John had a time glitch and is heading back into uniform? LOL.