Frank Cariola Sr.
It is with heavy hearts, and deep regret that the company announces the death of life member, and lifelong friend Frank Cariola Sr.
Frank passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family earlier this morning after a brave battle with Cancer.
Frank joined the fire company in 1985 and was given the title of life member in 2010 after completing 25 years of devoted service to the Brookline Fire Company. Since joining the company Frank has held the positions of Firefighter, Engineer, and most recently crew club treasurer. He spearheaded our yearly school visits during fire prevention week, and in most cases took the week off from work to ensure each school that requested a visit got one. His most loved event in the fire house was Santa Sunday, and each year for many years he would play the important role as Santa. We were fortunate to spend one last Santa Sunday with him this past weekend (pictured below).
He devoted over 30 years of service to the company, and Haverford Township with not only courage but with utmost professionalism. Frank was instrumental in gaining friendships with other organizations like our friends from Brookline, New Hampshire who became the extended side of the Cariola Family. His knowledge of the apparatus, and operating them will forever be a void in our driver training programs. However, above all else his smile, and laugh will never be forgotten.
Our thoughts, and prayers are with Arlene, Steph, Frankie, and the whole Cariola family during this difficult time.
We will miss you Frank... Rest in peace your work here is done...
2015 Santa Sunday
Sunday, December 20, 2015. Santa Claus made another visit to our area to the delight of all the children in our community. Another Santa Sunday in the books! Thank you to all who came out to say hi to the firefighters and Santa himself. As of 6pm Santa was back on his way to the North Pole to prepare for Friday!