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In Memoriam: Ray Hodge

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of Ray Hodge. Our flag has been lowered to half-mast, and the black bunting put up at the firehouse, on orders of Chief Langford. Although Ray was not an official member of the Brooke Fire and Rescue Department, his continued generosity and support,…
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Rare Rain Storm Imminent

Per the National Weather Service, an unusually heavy amount of rain is expected through the weekend due to an area of low pressure settling in over the mid-Atlantic. With flash flood watches, flood watches, and other alerts being issued, Brooke Volunteer Fire Department reminds everyone to stay safe – don’t take unnecessary risks. If an…
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High-Heat Weekend

The National Weather Service is forecasting potentially record-setting high temperatures throughout the weekend, prompting multiple heat advisories to be issued. The warning is copied here: … Heat advisory remains in effect from 10 am this morning to8 PM EDT this evening… heat index values… up to 107 degrees with maximum temperaturesin the mid to upper…
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Burn Laws Go Into Effect

Crews across Stafford County are combating brush fires and illegal controlled burns at an alarming rate. In order to keep citizens happy, healthy, and safe, Stafford County requires that all open burning (for land clearing and or site clearing) undergo a permitting process, and that all residential or recreational fires be conducted in a safe…
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Honoring Charlotte Crismond

As the embodiment of all that it means to volunteer, care, and love, Miss Charlotte has served as a leader and role model for the volunteers and career staff of Stafford County Fire & Rescue for 36 years. As she passes on the leadership torch, Miss Charlotte took a moment to reflect on her many…
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2017 Banquet and Installation

On Saturday, July 1, 2017, the Brooke Volunteer Fire Safety Association, Inc. inducted its cadre of officers for the 2017-2018 year. In addition to the officers, listed below, EMS Provider of the Year was awarded to Payton Anderson, and Firefighter of the Year was awarded to John “J.D.” Hynson. The evening was also a time…
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