Spotsylvania County mourns the loss of Volunteer Fire Chief Norman Brooks, Sr, who passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2019. Chief Brooks dedicated his life to serving and helping others. He remained focused on fulfilling that mission until the end of his life.
Chief Brooks was part of a county team overseeing final inspections and acceptance testing of Tower 1 and Rescue Engine 8 this week in Wisconsin when he suffered a sudden medical emergency. Chief Brooks began his career in Spotsylvania as a deputy sheriff before joining Spotsylvania Volunteer Fire Department in 1972. He was one of four of the county’s first paid firefighters hired in September 1981.
“Our department is heartbroken over the loss of Chief Brooks, but we will honor his memory by continuing to serve our community to the greatest extent possible,” says Fire Chief Jay Cullinan.