Norman Ray of the Brooklyn Community Volunteer Fire Company was presented with his helmet
By Member John Long, Jr.
January 21, 2024
In mid-January 2024, Norman Ray of the Brooklyn Community Volunteer Fire Company was presented with his helmet by the Captain and B Shift of the Anne Arundel County Fire Department personnel stationed at Brooklyn. This presentation was in honor of Norman’s 75-years of service to the Brooklyn Community Volunteer Fire Company.
Norman joined the fire company in 1948. He served as a Lieutenant many years ago. Norman’s riding days were over in the 1960’s when he was overcome by smoke on a fire on Hammonds Lane. The doctor told him he could no longer ride. He was also Vice President of the old 5th District fire association. He has been on the Board of Directors since 1975, mostly notably serving as Secretary/Treasurer. He was active with fundraisers held by the company. Norman is very knowledgeable and willing to answer any questions he can regarding the fire service.