Hamilton’s (MA) Kirby Brand was recently acknowledged by fellow brothers and sisters of the Hamilton Fire Department. Deputy Brand was noticed for his distinguished career of almost 45 years of service to the town of Hamilton. Members got over 100 people together to celebrate Brand’s career, by cooking a monstrous brunch and fed all that attended. Guests included firefighters from neighboring cities and towns, police, fire alarm and politicians. Dozens of friends and family members, along with the staff of Kirby’s business (the Brand Company) were also present. Brand Company is well known (in thousands of firehouses for supplying fire/EMS flashlights, batteries and survival equipment to the public safety sector all over America. Kirby gave selflessly to the community and served as a Deputy Chief as well as a part-time fire alarm operator in town for decades. He will always be remembered as a “fireguy’s fireguy!”  Congratulations Kirby!

– Fire News photos by Glenn S. Preston