In 1995, then Fire Chief David Sylvaria, requested this park to honor all deceased members of the Bristol Fire Department. A portion of the existing Rockwell Park was then converted into the current memorial park located at the intersection of Thames Street and Church Street. The park entrance contains a stone which bears the Seal of the Town of Bristol. Stones on the walking path then list in chronological order of formation, a list of all of Bristol’s Fire Companies: The Hydraulion, Dreadnaught, Board of Fire Engineers, Defiance, Every-Ready, Fog Squad Engine 4, Emergency Rescue Squad, Fire Police, Fireman’s Memorial and Welfare Committee, the Former King Philip Steam Engine Company #4, and The Ladies Auxiliary. The second Sunday in June of each year, the Bristol Fire Department memorializes its members who have passed away in the previous year, and the many years before, with religious services, a parade through the downtown area to the park, and a ceremony commemorating those that have served the town over the years. Please visit and enjoy the park and it's views of Bristol Harbor. During your visit, we ask that you please respect the park and honor the firefighters and emergency medical personnel of the Town of Bristol.
Firefighters Memorial Statue Project
The Firefighter's Memorial and Welfare Committee is currently undertaking fundraising efforts to have a bronze statue created and placed at the park in tribute to the many volunteer firefighters and emergency medical personnel who have contributed, and continue to contribute, so much to the town and it's residents over the past 150 plus years.
Anyone interested in helping or donating may contact the committee through the fire department administrative offices at 401-253-6912.