For those of you that may not be aware, Brett has been battling cancer for the past year. After beginning treatments of chemotherapy, Brett was fortunate enough to have his cancer go into remission. Unfortunately his battle has not been won and the cancer returned. This time taking more of a toll on his body.
Brett began his career in the fire service as a volunteer fire fighter for Edgewater Fire Department. After 18 years there, he made the move to North Washington where he was a reserve fire fighter for 10 years. During that time, Brett was working as a mechanic as well. Brett took a full-time position within that department in 2006 and has been with the now Adams County Fire Department since that time. His roles with the department were not only as an EMT, but Fire Investigator, and acting engineer as well.
Brett has been married to his lovely wife CeCe for the past 24 years. Together they have 3 children: Philip 36, Orlando 34, and Brandy 19. His children have children of their own which makes them grandparents to 9! His wife will tell you that “Brett is the glue that keeps the family together.” His outlook on life has always been positive whether working in the fire house or at home with his family and friends. Many will tell you he’d literally give you the shirt off his back. Brett has a saying that CeCe likes to keep in her phone, “you’re right, it doesn’t matter, always save a life.” A testament to his character and way of doing things.
Saturday April 22, 2017 18:30 - It is with a sad heart that we now must say that Brett has lost his battle with cancer. With his family and an honor guard at his side Brett passed away this evening. Service information will follow.