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Local Fire Fighter Leaves for First Tour with U.S. Coast Guard

Lower Southampton Fire Department member Ryan Brookes recently left for his first tour with the U.S. Coast Guard.

Lower Southampton Fire Department member Ryan Brookes recently departed for Ketchikan, Alaska to begin his first tour with the United States Coast Guard.

Ryan left for Alaska about two weeks ago for a two year tour of duty on board the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Chandeleur, a 110-foot patrol boat.

According to his father Stephen Brookes, who is also a member of the fire department and Lower Southampton Police Department, Ryan completed eight weeks of basic training in Cape May and graduated Sept. 28.

The 2012 Bucks County Technical High School graduate was able to return home from Cape May for a few days to spend time with friends, family and members of the Lower Southampton Fire Department prior to departing for Alaska.

diane jones October 12, 2012 at 11:45 AM
Ryan - my son Laurence is also from Feasterville (graduated from Neshaminy in 2010) and is stationed in Seattle WA on the cutter Polar Star.. He has been there almost 2 years now - He loves what he is doing and says its the best thing he has done with his life.. Be safe stay strong - and thanks for serving our country.. The Jones Family
Lisa Shire October 12, 2012 at 12:21 PM
Ryan, You make us very proud! Best of luck to you! Love always, Lisa and Kevin Shire
Megan Newman October 12, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Great job, Ryan. Best of luck! Megan & Gray Newman
Chief Firewater October 12, 2012 at 12:52 PM
Great job Ryan. I know you will make us all proud.
James Burkhart November 26, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Congrats! Have a great time in Alaska, but stay away from the blubber nuggets. Uncle Jim

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