The Roslyn Highlands Fire Company laid to rest ex-Chief Robert ‘Dutch’ Duchnowski. A 42-year active member, ex-Chief Duchnowski is the company’s only three-time Chief, serving as Chief of Department from 1991-1993, 2001-2003, and 2012-2013.

During his years in the Chief’s Office, ex-Chief Duchnowski led the Department’s response to assist the FDNY during 9/11 and was an integral part in acquiring the department’s first Amkus Rescue Tool in the early 1990s. Outside of his years as Chief, ex-Chief Duchnowski was a key part of the department’s trainings, apparatus design and various other committees. 

Condolences to the family, friends, and members of the Roslyn Highlands Fire Company on their loss. 

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