Honoring The Life Of Brasher-Winthrop Volunteer Firefighter

Honoring The Life Of Brasher-Winthrop Volunteer Firefighter

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Firefighters from across the north country turned out Friday to honor the life of David Carr.

The Brasher-Winthrop volunteer firefighter helped fight a massive fire in Massena last Friday night into Saturday morning.

Shortly after returning home, he collapsed and died. Fellow firefighters are still trying to understand it.

“We took it pretty hard and still are. But we're dealing with it. David would be proud of what has happened since around here,” said Randy Thayer, president of the Brasher-Wintrop Fire Department.

Fire trucks and emergency vehicles lined Main Street in Brasher as David's favorite fire truck made its way to St. Patrick's Church. It carried his remains.

All week, people have been remembering Carr. At age 62, he was still setting an example for younger firefighters.

“He was as active at the end as he was in the beginning, he just loved to help people,” said Thayer.

The funeral procession passed right by the Brasher-Winthrop fire house on its way to St. Patrick's Church.

And that's fitting. For almost 40 years, Carr was rushing out to fires and other calls with this department.

Carr was also a volunteer for 17 years with Tri-Town Rescue.

His last call as a firefighter was last Friday night for the Massena warehouse fire.

Just after his funeral services were completed, the traditional dispatch went out from St. Lawrence County that Carr had answered his final call.

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