The Mastic Fire Department paid their final respects to their Department Chaplain, Life Member and Fire District Treasurer, Edwin Brooks, who answered his last alarm on December 12, 2023.

Chaplain Brooks was a 56 year Life Member of the Mastic Fire Department and he had served as a Line Officer, Department Secretary, Treasurer and Director.  Edwin had also served as District Manager, Secretary, Deputy Treasurer for the Rocky Point Fire District since 2002. Edwin further served as the Chaplain for the Brookhaven Town Fire Districts Officers Association, the Suffolk County Fire Districts Officers Association, The Association of Fire Districts of the State of New York and the Long Island Legislative Committee. Ed was also a Past President of the Brookhaven Town Fire District Officers Association. Edwin is survived by his wife Eileen, his son Brian and his wife Mary, his daughter Kelly and her husband Scott, his sister Sue and his three grandchildren Nathan, Kayda and Avery.

– Fire News photos by Myles Quinn