Sunday, June 09, 2013

Passings: Thomas A Brooks

Tom "Brooksie" Brooks

Wilmington, DE (June 9, 2013) -- The Delaware Fire and EMS community has lost an experienced colleague and great friend. Thomas A. Brooks, Sr has passed away at the age of 76.

"Brooksie" served in a variety of positions, both administrative and fireline, as a life member of Elsmere Fire Company (45 years) and Cranston Heights Fire Company (35 years), where he also served as one of Delaware's first "paid" volunteers. Tom was a wealth of information when it came to Fire-EMS, likely because of his experience on the street. Although I have no numbers, it would be safe to assume that Brooksie responded to well over 10,000 Fire-EMS calls during his career. 

As a former member of Mill Creek Fire Company, I responded on many mutual aid calls with Tom, and I count him as a valued colleague and good friend. His smile and laugh will be missed. RIP Tommy.

A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 pm on Wednesday June 12th at the McCrery and Harra Funeral Home, 3710 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington. A Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home at 10:30 am on Thursday June 13th. Burial will follow in the Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Bear with full fire and military honors.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations in Tom’s memory to the Seasons Hospice, 1212 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE 19803.


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