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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

Roll of Honor

Fire Police Captain
Age: 79
Year of Death: 2008

Norman Koch

My husband‚ a dedicated fireman for 58 years‚ had served all line offices and was a past chief‚ assistant chief‚ and captain. He was a fire commissioner for 20 years and had been elected to another five-year term. He was involved with three fire companies: Alexander‚ Cortu‚ and East Pembroke. He was named ‘Fireman of the Year’ twice.

Norm always helped anyone who needed it. He was a member of the Cortu Presbyterian Church. He managed to work two jobs and still found time to be very active in the community. I have been told many times by many people that Norm was the nicest man they ever knew.

His children loved him so much and showed great respect to him.

As his wife‚ he certainly was the best husband in the world. We had 59 years married and a year and a half together before we married. They were wonderful‚ wonderful years. I miss him so very badly.

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  1. Norm was a role model for many. He was one of the reasons that I could be active in the fire department with itty bitty kids. Between Norm, Rudy and the Schollards, I was able to safely respond to calls with my daughter. They became her surrogate grandparents. Thank you for your service Norm. We miss you.

    – Lori Ann Santini
  2. God Bless Norm and his family for their sacrifice over the years as Norm went out the door to another call. He was a wonderful person and a great firefighter. Norm had responded to yet another call and made the ultimate sacrifice that day. Brother you are missed and thought of often. Rest In Peace my friend. Gone but never forgotten!!!

    – Kevin Ross