Bronze Firefighter StatueBronze-Depot.com is pleased to announce the completion of the Dudley Fire Department Life-Size Bronze Firefighter Memorial Statue. The statue will be installed at the new fire station located at 128 West Main Street, Dudley MA.
The statue was custom made and created from photos of a Dudley firefighter in full firefighting gear. A conceptual drawing was presented to Chief Dean Kochanowski and with his feedback some minor changes were incorporated into the design.
The statue was fabricated in the lost wax method and is a true work of art. The lengthy process started with sculpting the firefighter statue in wax. Photos of the sculpture was sent to Chief Kochanowski and a small modification was made to the ax handle and blade. The wax sculpture was then cut into sections. The next step was creating the thirty molds from the sections. Then separate parts were cast from the molds and welded together. Grinding or chasing the welds came next and finally applying acid to the hot metal to obtain the colored patina. This is another very skillful procedure. As the acid is applied to the hot metal it begins to darken, when the desired color is achieved the acid is washed away with water and the color stands.
We now offer this statue to any fire station that would like to include it as tribute to honor not only their fallen fighters, but also past retired firefighters and current firefighters.
Each statue is customized to include the name and logo of your fire department.
In the event the fire department does not have the necessary funds to purchase the statue we have developed a fund raising program that can easily raise the funds with minimal effort on your part. It’s a two level donor program. A donor who contributes $500 will receive a beautiful wooden and metal plaque engraved with the shield of the fire department and the donor’s name on it. In addition the donor’s name will go on a plaque placed in the firehouse.
A donor that contributes $250 will receive a beautiful wooden and metal plaque engraved with the shield of the fire department and the donor’s name on it.
We take care of everything. Designing the firehouse and donor plaques with the fire department logo. Ordering the firehouse and individual plaques. Engraving the shields and names on the plaque and delivering the plaques.