It is with deep regret that Brookline Fire Company announces the passing of life member Dave Hamilton. Dave was a lifelong member of the company having served for 46 years. His most recent role was a part of our administrative ranks as a director on the board. Photoed with Deputy Chief Mark Sweeney, President Herbert Schmidt, and Chief John Viola, Dave proudly accepted an award for being the oldest member of the company during our 100th Annievarsary Celebration.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Dave's family and friends during this difficult time. Brookline will be forever grateful for Dave's service to our company and the commmunity.
Brookline Fire Company 100th Anniversary
BFC Annual Pancake Breakfast
Thank you to all those who supported the Brookline Fire Company Annual Pancake Breakfast!
Chatham Park Service Club Congratulates Brookline Fire Company!
March 10, 2014: Students from The Chatham Park Fourth Grade Service Club stopped in for a visit tonight. The boys and girls thanked us for our service and congratulated us on our 100th Anniversary with a personalized song, beautiful homemade cards and lots of delicious sweets. It was a very special treat for us. Thank you Chatham Park Service Club!
100th Anniversary Kick Off
Members of the Brookline Fire Company begin their 100th Anniversary celebration!
January 19, 2014. Members of the Brookline Fire Company kicked off their 100th Anniversary year with a church service at Annunciation B.V.M followed by brunch. Thank you to Father Cox and everyone at Annunciation as well as McCall's Golf and Country Club for helping us make this day special for the member's of Brookline. A very special thank you to our own Matt Kelly, chairman of the kick off committee, for a job well done. For more information about the Brookline Fire Company's 100th Anniversary, visit the 100th Web Site!
Brookline Honors Charles "Bob" Hensil
On December 12, 2013, family members and members of the Brookline Fire Company gathered to honor the memory of Charles "Bob" Hensil by dedicating the Crew Room to him. He served the Fire Company as a Fireman, Board Member, President, Chairman of the Board, and President Emeritus. "Henss", or "the Boss" as he was affectionately know, was more than all those titles. He was a leader, a mentor, a confidant, a father figure at times, and most of all, a friend to us all. Bob led the Brookline Fire Company for many years with an incredible sense of wisdom, judgement, and compassion for the fire company, its members, and the community. The crew room from which he led the Brookline Fire Company for so many year will forever be known as the "Charles Hensil Crew Room".
Recent News and Events
Remembering Chief Curt Jensen, Brookline New Hampshire
On Tuesday, November 26th six members of The Brookline Fire Company of Havertown, Pennsylvania were deeply honored, as Honor Guard, to escort Chief Curt Jensen of the Brookline Fire Department, Brookline, New Hampshire to his final resting place. Curt a member of Brookline Fire Department for the past 27 years and a friend and brother to us for the past 24 years will be missed. The Jensen Family and Brookline Fire Department of New Hampshire family are in our thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace Curty.
Brookline Fire Company Supports the Fight Against Cancer
On October 18th Haverford High School football players wore pink jersey to show their support for cancer where they promoted "the battle doesn't end in the 4th quarter". After the game the players presented the jersey to someone being honored for their battle with cancer.
Brookline Fire Company was proud to sponsor two of those jerseys! Football player DJ Diakite presented his jersey to Firefighter Frank Cariola who has been a member of the fire company for 25 years. Frank has been leading the fire prevention program in our school. Frank is now a cancer survivor, as he battled cancer last year and had his kidney removed. We are happy to say he is cancer free. Football player Frank Thomas presented his jersey to Firefighter George Swartz. George is a survivor of lymphoma, a 23 year member of the fire company and a graduate of Haverford High School. The officers and members of Brookline Fire Company are inspired by George's courage and strength in his successful battle. We are honored to serve with both of these brave men.