As proud children of a great Brownwood Fireman, Ruth Spearman and Danny Perry loaned several items of memorabilia to the Brown County Museum of History, 212 N. Broadway in downtown Brownwood.
Robert Perry joined the Brownwood Fire Department in 1957 as a firefighter. He worked his way up through the ranks as Driver, Captain, Assistant Chief, Training Chief and City of Brownwood Electrical Inspector. He earned certifications as a Texas firefighter at Texas A&M University. He certified in all aspects to train and certify basic and advanced firefighting skills plus hazmat and advanced first aid.
He often returned to Texas A&M to teach the program for firefighters during many summers. By 1984 he had trained every firefighter in the Brownwood department except the Chief.
During his years with the department he served on the board of the local Red Cross Chapter and conducted many first aid training sessions as a volunteer.
At the time of his retirement in 1984, he held dual positions of Training Chief and the Electrical Inspector for the City of Brownwood. The Museum of History Board of Directors wishes to thank the Perry family for the loan of such great artifacts of such a great man.
Come see the new Brownwood Fire Department Exhibit in the Old Jail at 209 N. Broadway. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday and admission is only $3 with children 5 years and under being free.
Call 325-641-1926 if you have questions.