Hampden Asst. Fire Chief Retires 

After 45 years of dedicated service Erwyn Brewer, Assistant Fire Chief in Hampden, is retiring.Folks got together Tuesday evening at the Hampden Public Safety building to celebrate.Brewer started volunteering for Hampden Fire back in 1964.He made many contributions to the department during his time there, including being a founding member of the ambulance service in Hampden. And being the first recipient of fire fighter of the year award.After his many years of service Brewer has this advice for aspiring fire fighters… “Well, only thing I can say is if you want to get into the fire service you better like it. And check it out before you do because it’s not all glory.”Folks at the Hampden Fire Department say Assistant Chief Brewer will be missed.As for Brewer’s retirement plans: he says he plans to do a lot of golfing.