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Sound the Alarm - Save a Life!

Member Alex Zagajewski, April 04

The American Red Cross is rallying volunteers, fire departments and partners to install FREE smoke alarms in the community!... (Full Story)


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BFD-sponsored Scholarship Opportunities!

Member Alex Zagajewski, March 11

The following scholarships are now available through the Brewster Fire Department!

Please contact your school guidance counsellor for addition information.... (Full Story)


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    Chief Thomas "TP" Palmer
Photo #1 Chief Thomas "TP" Palmer

Rest In Peace Chief Tom Palmer

Life Member James Delawder, February 22

REST IN PEACE CHIEF TOM PALMER

It is with deep regret that the Brewster fire Department announces the tragic and untimely death of past Chief and past Commissioner Thomas H. Palmer.

In my almost fifty years as a member of the Brewster Fire Department, he had the most difficult calls of any Chief. As an Assistant Chief, he was at the scene of a horrific accident ... (Full Story & Photos)

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RUN TOWARDS THE TRAIN!

Life Member James Delawder, January 09

" RUN TOWARDS THE TRAIN!" was the shouted order given by Chief Thomas Hughes. He was Chief from 1982 to 1985. During those years, we frequently had brush fires by the railroad tracks just south of the Brewster Railroad station. The train engines were FL 9's (Photos # 1 & 2) and sparks could be generated by the engine and/or the axles of the passenger cars. The FL 9 locomotives could run on ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Complaint by Chief (1972-1974) Louis Gasparini
Photo #3 Complaint by Chief (1972-1974) Louis Gasparini

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Scene of heavily advanced fire in Lake Carmel Fire District upon arrival
Photo #8 Scene of heavily advanced fire in Lake Carmel Fire District upon arrival

Hudson Valley Firefighter of the Year 2022

Life Member James Delawder, July 27

Brewster volunteer firefighter Ryan Bonamici was honored on Friday June 16,2023 at the Hudson Valley Fire Convention in Queensbury, New York (near Lake George) as Hudson ValleyFirefighter of the Year.

Second Assistant Chief Steven Miller wrote the following description of the incident:

"On March 8 at about 10:10 p.m., the Brewster Fire Department was dispatched to the Lake Carmel Fire ... (Full Story & Photos)

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