Warehouse Point Fire Department Holds Station Dedication
By CORAL RUGGIERO, Correspondent | September 18, 2021 | CONNECTICUT
Story No. 092021100
Photo by Coral RuggieroThe newly dedicated Anthony DiMastrantonio Station
Photo by Coral Ruggiero
Photo by Coral RuggieroChief James P Barton makes remarks.
Photo by Coral RuggieroTony D's gear will remain in the firehouse as a memorial.
Photo by Coral RuggieroTony D, whose likeness adorns Rescue 1, watches over the ceremony.
Photo by Coral RuggieroFire Department President, Greg Stewart
Photo by Coral RuggieroChief Barton receives a proclamation.
Photo by Coral RuggieroAll uniformed personnel.
E WINDSOR, CT - On September 18th, the Warehouse Point Fire Department dedicated their Bridge Street station in honor of past member, friend and mentor, Anthony DiMastrantonio.
DiMastrantonio, who was known to all as "Tony D", passed away in 2019. Tony was remembered as a genuine and caring person. He was a mentor to many and made an impression on everyone he met. Stories that were shared brought both laughs and tears.
Quoted from a memorial write up when Tony passed, "Tony was a 56-year member of the Warehouse Point Fire Department and retired at the rank of Captain. In 1968, when the Junior Division was created, he became advisor and drillmaster, a position he held for over 40 years. Many of the youths he trained went on to become members, officers and chiefs of their fire departments. He was a past president of the local department and also served as a Fire Commissioner of the Warehouse Point Fire District for many years."
This occasion also marked the completion of the addition to the firehouse with a ribbon cutting.
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