Adams Fire Chief Ray Brown Retires After 37 Years
GREENBRIER, TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – After 37 years of service to the Adams Fire Department Chief Ray Brown has decided to retire. Chief Brown offered a wealth of knowledge that spanned four decades.
It would be hard to find any first responder who didn’t have a tremendous amount of respect for Chief Brown. The Director of the Robertson County Emergency Management Agency Chance Holmes told Smokey Barn News that Brown was a pleasure to work with. “He taught me to respect the river, Holmes Said. “For swift water rescue, Ray brought things to the table that you just didn’t find in standard training, he will be missed.”
In a statement the city of Adams said; “The City of Adams would like to give recognition to Mr. Naurice “Ray” Brown for his 37 years of outstanding and dedicated service to our community and the Adams Volunteer Fire Department.”
To thank Chief Brown for his years of service, the city of Adams gave him the axe! Well, sort of…
“Mr. Brown retired from Adams’ Fire Chief in November 2023. We are honored to present to him an axe to show our appreciation for his service for so many years. We are sad to see him go but the Board of Commissioners and the community wishes Ray Brown continued success in all his endeavors and express our hope for his continued health, happiness, and prosperity.
“Thank you for everything you have done for this community Mr. Brown! We also would like to thank his wife, Mrs. Carolyn Brown for all her support and dedication to the Volunteer Fire Department over the years. She was always supportive of Mr. Brown and his dedication to this community. We wish them both happiness in their new chapter in life. Happy Retirement!”
Smokey Barn News expresses gratitude to Chief Brown for his valuable guidance throughout the years as we navigated the nuances of accurately conveying tobacco farming terminology.
Photo: City of Adams