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COVID CHIEF

Life Member James Delawder, March 23

A Chief is presented during his tenure with many unforeseen predicaments. Being a Chief can be something to take pride in and it can be also be aggravating. A Chief serves the entire community. What reward does the Chief receive? Pride in a job well done, prestige, the honor of being called "Chief", a Chief's car to drive to calls, a few fun parades , and an Installation dinner. This may seem ... (Full Story & Photos)

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COVID sign on BFD doors
Photo #8 COVID sign on BFD doors

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No Caption FIRE IN THE RESERVOIR !!

Life Member James Delawder, February 23

The Village of Brewster, New York is surrounded by reservoirs. They were built from 1890 -1915. Before they were built, a number of people in NYC died because of tainted water. The reservoirs are named the Croton Falls Reservoir, The Diverting Reservoir, The Bog Brook Reservoir (also called the Sodom Reservoir), The Middlebranch Reservoir, and the East Branch Reservoir. The water is supplied by the ... (Full Story & Photos)

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George Godfrey, Decorated Korean War Member

Life Member James Delawder, January 26

George Godfrey can usually be seen greeting commuters from 4:30 AM until 7:30 AM every weekday morning at the Brewster Train Station on Main Street in the Village of Brewster (photo #1). He also greets commuters on the return trip home. He is very proud of the American flag. He risked his life for it. An excellent article appeared in a local paper written by Eric Gross (photo # 2). It covers ... (Full Story & Photos)

George Godfrey
George Godfrey

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 1972 Cadillac Ambulance
1972 Cadillac Ambulance

CHILDBIRTH and SOLACE

Life Member James Delawder, January 12

Solace: comfort or consolation at a time of distress or sadness.

During my over forty-six years of service with the Brewster Fire Department (BFD), I have encountered events which I can never forget. They include tragedies such as a mother and daughter killed by a drunk driver, a BFD Line of Duty death, a decapitated female motorcycle rider, two young teenagers who drowned, a suicide,vehicle ... (Full Story & Photos)

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TWO BFD FIRSTS !

Life Member James Delawder, December 30

On Wednesday December 29,2021 two events occurred for the first time in the 151 year history of the Brewster Fire Department (BFD). At the very beginning of a meeting of the Brewster Southeast Joint Fire District (BSEJFD), before any calls arrived, there was a swearing-in ceremony for the 2022 Chiefs. BSEJFD Commissioner Chairman John Klosowski, performed the ceremony. Can you determine what ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Chief Tom Giambattisto, next to Chief Mike Miller.
Photo #1 Chief Tom Giambattisto, next to Chief Mike Miller.

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