Honoring Chief Brooks.

December 28, 2020

Honoring Chief Brooks.

ROTHBURY — Grant Township firefighters paid tribute to Grant Township Fire Chief Roland Brooks Sunday, Dec. 27, at the fire station.

Brooks, who was the chief for 40 years and served on the fire department for 56 years, passed away Dec. 20. His wife Joan and other family members attended the ceremony.

The following was transmitted to fire departments in Mason and Oceana counties:

“Attention all Mason and Oceana County fire departments, EMS, and law enforcement, the following is a special alarm and announcement:

On Sunday, Dec. 20, Grant Township Fire and Rescue Chief Roland Brooks of Rothbury lost his battle with COVID. At 82 years old, Chief Brooks had served the fire service longer than many firefighters have lived life. He served Grant Township Fire and Rescue for 56 years — 40 of those years were as fire chief, a position he held until his dying day.

Today, we celebrate Chief Brooks’ dedication to making his community a safer place. Today, we thank his wife Joan, their four children, five grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Today, we echo to our brothers and sisters on Grant Fire and Rescue that we are mourning along with them. And today, we salute the spirit Roland embodied, and strive to move forward and pick up where Chief Brooks left off.

Gone, but never forgotten. We salute you Chief Brooks, this day, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020.
Central clear, 16:02.”

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