Norwalk, Conn.) Today, Saturday, November 4, 2023, Mayor Rilling and the Norwalk Fire Department announced the passing of Deputy Fire Marshal Luca Feola on Thursday, November 2.
Luca Feola served in the Norwalk Fire Department for nearly 20 years. He started as a Firefighter in 2004 and was promoted to Deputy Fire Marshal in 2011. Feola grew up in Norwalk and was well loved by the Norwalk Fire Department and the larger community. He was also a loving husband and father and served in the United States Marine Corps before beginning his career as a firefighter.
Feola tragically lost his battle with brain cancer at age 47 after being diagnosed with the disease earlier this year.
"The City of Norwalk is deeply saddened by the passing of Deputy Fire Marshal Luca Feola, a dedicated member of the Norwalk Fire Department, where he served for nearly 20 years," said Mayor Harry Rilling. "Luca grew up in Norwalk and had a passion for taking care of our community. He put his heart and soul into looking after our residents and spent a lot of time in our schools doing fire prevention work. I'm sending my deepest condolences to his family during this challenging time."
"Luca Feola was an extremely dedicated Fire Marshal," said Chief Gino Gatto of the Norwalk Fire Department. "He loved his job and fellow firefighters and was well respected within the community. His passing is a great loss for the Norwalk Fire Department. I know that his absence will be greatly felt across the Department, where he was loved by all, and that he will be missed by so many in our community due to the strong friendships he formed over his years of service."