to Firefighter Larry McCray on his retirement from the Brownstown Fire Department after 44 years of public service. Larry served as a volunteer Firefighter and EMT starting in 1970 and rose to the rank of Captain until 2000 when the department switched to a full-time department. Since that transition Larry joined on as a full-time Firefighter / Paramedic and was one of the “original 20″ to establish the full-time department. Not just a Firefighter, Larry was also a Fire Instructor teaching for many years, a licensed Paramedic instructor, and a member of the Browstown Honor Guard.

MDA Fill-The-Boot

This September 25th and 26th your Brownstown Fire Fighters will be collecting donations for the IAFF’s “Fill-The-Boot” campaign to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Look for us on the street corners of Sibley & Allen, and Gibraltar & Allen Roads collecting your donations.


The IAFF raised $100,000 for MDA in 1955, and $1 million in 1970. Fire fighters continue to raise the bar in their fundraising efforts, with $10 million raised in 1995 and $26.2 million in 2013.

To date, the IAFF has raised nearly $530 million for MDA.