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John La Guardia Answers Final Alarm

Life Member James Delawder, November 12

It was with great sadness that the Brewster Fire Department announced the loss of Life Member John LaGuardia who passed away on November 4,2021. John was a fifty-seven year member of the department. He was a longtime member of Fire Attack Company 3. He also served two years as a Lieutenant in that Company. A Full Dress Funeral was held On Wednesday, November 10th at St. Lawrence Church. Afterwards, ... (Full Story & Photos)

57 year Life Member of the BFD
57 year Life Member of the BFD

A Chief and firefighters by remains of Lockheed Super Constellation that night.
A Chief and firefighters by remains of Lockheed Super Constellation that night.

Two Four Engine Planes Collide over Carmel

Life Member James Delawder, October 06

Two Commercial Planes BUMP

On December 4, 1965 two commercial planes bumped into each other over Carmel New York. In those days, pilots were told to fly at certain altitudes. However, it was their responsibility to see and avoid crashes. Due to atmospheric conditions it appeared to the pilots and co-pilots of both planes that they were about to crash. They both took ... (Full Story & Photos)

Our 1941 Main Street Fire House

Life Member James Delawder, September 30

The Brewster Fire Department has two houses. The 1941 firehouse is located at 501 North Main Street in the Village of Brewster. The cornerstone of the Main Street Fire House was laid in 1941. (See photo # 2) It replaced the 1880 firehouse that was on Railroad Avenue opposite the Baptist church. (Photo #1) An even earlier firehouse was at the Town Hall which is currently the Southeast Museum. ... (Full Story & Photos)

Photo #1
The previous Firehouse on Railroad Avenue opposite the Baptist church

Notice the hose reel cart.
Photo #1 The previous Firehouse on Railroad Avenue opposite the Baptist church Notice the hose reel cart.

The First American Spy?

Member James Delawder, September 22

A number of years ago, I responded with the Brewster Fire Department to a call of a possible drowning and a missing person. it was around dusk. The call came in from somebody who saw a rowboat floating empty in the Middle Branch Reservoir. Proceeding on Maple Road we passed Enoch Crosby Road. The name whetted my curiosity.
Enoch Crosby was the original "Harvey Birch", the hero of James Fennimore ... (Full Story)

Welcome to the Official Website of the Brewster Fire Department

Brewster Fire Department, February 01

In 1870, the Brewster Fire Department was formed by a group of local merchants and willing residents of the community. Their efforts were the beginning of a life saving and property protection organization that has evolved into a modern fire defense and ambulance service.

Today our department covers the town of Southeast which includes the village of Brewster. The Town of Southeast, NY, which was ... (Full Story)


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