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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)

 1972 Cadillac Ambulance
1972 Cadillac Ambulance

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

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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Our Oldest Living Member

Life Member James Delawder, December 16

On November 11, 2021 the Brewster Fire Department held a short parade for Allen Michell to celebrate his ninetieth birthday. Just as the parade approached, he was jokingly told: "Hey old man, get out here!" The parade stopped at his house. In addition to a fire engine, the parade included the Ladder Truck, Utility vehicles as well as an Ambulance. Allen is holding the baby in pictures #1, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Birthday Celebration. Allen is holding the baby.
Picture #1 Birthday Celebration. Allen is holding the baby.

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The fire rages.
The fire rages.

Firefighter Rescued by BFD

Life Member James Delawder, December 16

On February 5, 1969 a fire broke out about 3 PM at the Trinity Pawling School. The conjecture was that it started with a cigarette. It is believed the cigarette was smoldering for several hours in the false ceiling above the library in Cluett Hall (picture #1). All the students were safely evacuated.

The Brewster Fire Department responded with its brand-new 85 foot Snorkel (pictures ... (Full Story & Photos)

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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

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