Meet our Chief
Chief Montoya is a 27-year veteran of the Norwich Fire Department, beginning his career in 1991. He was promoted to Lieutenant in 2001, Captain in 2005, and was promoted as one of the Department's first Battalion Chiefs.
Chief Montoya also serves in the United States Naval Reserve, as a Lieutenant Commander assigned in Newport, Rhode Island.
On behalf of the men and women that represent the Norwich Fire Department, I want to thank you for visiting our website. The members of the Norwich Fire Department take great honor in being associated with the long and storied history of our department. We continually strive to maintain the pride and professionalism of those that came before us as we progress to meet the current and future needs of our community.
I am humbled and honored to be the Chief of such a highly dedicated and committed group of professionals. Our staff and operations personnel are ready and willing to serve whenever called upon. We strive to maintain the highest level of professional standards and advanced training so we may be prepared to respond to all types of emergencies, as well as to provide effective training programs for emergency preparedness, and fire prevention.
I invite you to become involved in our community. To share in promoting and participating in the history and diversity of our city. As partners, we can work together in making the city of Norwich a great place to live, work, and play.
Please don’t hesitate to call upon us for anything we may assist you or your organization with as it relates to public safety and emergency preparedness. We are proud to serve and Loyal to our Duty.
Be well, be safe,
Chief of Department - Emergency Management Director