Captain Charlie Erickson is among those honored at the annual Old-Timer's Night event.

Brewster Fire Department in Brewster, NY was formed in 1870 by a group of local merchants and willing residents of the community. Their efforts were the beginning of a life-saving and property protection organization that has evolved into a modern fire defense and ambulance service.

Today the department covers the town of Southeast which includes the village of Brewster. The Town of Southeast, NY is located at the crossroads of Interstate highways Route 684 and Route 84, and State Routes 22, 312, 6, and 202.

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Metro-North Railroad's Harlem Line has two stops that service the area at Brewster Village and Southeast Station off Route 312. The Town is just over 34 square miles with a population of 17,316 - which makes it the second largest town in Putnam County, New York.

The department responds to over 1500 calls for emergency assistance each year.

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Fire Captain Honored at Brewster Fire Department Old-Timer's Event

Brewster Fire Department held its annual Old-Timer's Night on Feb. 9, 2024. The event honors its most senior members for their years of service, and among the honorees this year was Captain Charlie Erickson. Erickson was honored for over 65 years of service with the department.

He is also an avid painter, who does some beautiful work. He donated one of his pieces to the fire department, where it will be framed and hung in the firehouse.

Congrats to Captain Charlie Erickson and everyone else who was honored at the Brewster Fire Department Old-Timer's Night for their many years of dedication. along with all the other brave men and women in the department.

We thank you for your service.

Look Inside Rarely Seen Corners of Brewster

There is an area in Brewster, NY where US 202, Lower Mine Road, the Croton River, the train tracks and a reservoir all converge. This is a look inside the rarely seen corners of Brewster AKA the Town of Southeast. 

Gallery Credit: Lou Milano

10 Hilarious Ways to Describe Brewster in Five Words or Less

My most painful ailment is always boredom, idle hands are indeed the devil's playthings. To avoid boredom AKA "The Devil" I choose creative writing. The thing about writing is people try and get too fancy and show off with their ten dollar words but I think that's unnecessary. You can get your point across with just a few and leave the reader wanting more. This is why I decided to try and describe Brewster in five words or less. Please give this a quick read and then write your own.

Gallery Credit: Louis Milano

Where Would Brewster People Go Party in the 90's? Things Got Creative

Brewster, NY is a wonderful place to call home but it can create challenges for young people with boundless energy and raging hormones. There has never been a whole lot to do in Brewster so young folks have historically filled those boredom vacuums moronic plans and over the top parties. Where did we party in the 90's, early 2000's? The short answer is everywhere.

Gallery Credit: Lou Milano