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Photo by Frank Becerra
Funeral procession marching to St. Lawrence Church on Prospect Street
Photo #2 Photo by Frank Becerra Funeral procession marching to St. Lawrence Church on Prospect Street

LINE OF DUTY DEATH

Life Member James Delawder, June 14

It was June 22, 1997.

I vividly remember responding on the Ladder Truck as its Captain. We were passing Putnam County Savings Bank just before 2AM. The temperature on the bank said it was over 90 degrees and it was humid. Little did I know that this was to be the worst day for me and the Brewster Fire Department. Michael Neuner (photo #1) was one of my Ladder Truck Lieutenants. He was responding ... (Full Story & Photos)

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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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