Monday, March 9, 2015 On Sunday March 8, 2015 the Greater Olney Civic Assoc. honored Chief George Brown by presenting him with the Ron Berger Olney Heritage Award.
Chief Brown began his fire service career in 1958 at the Clinton Volunteer Fire Dept. in Prince George’s Co. After serving in Vietnam in 1962-63 as a medic with the 101st Airborne, he joined the Silver Spring Fire Dept., Followed by the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad where he rose through the rank of Chief. After moving his family to Olney in 1980, he joined the Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Dept. after settling in, in 1981. He was appointed as Deputy Chief in 1987, and elected Chief in 1991. He served as the department’s chief for 21 years, and was awarded the title of Chief Emeritus upon stepping down. He still continues to serve as the Deputy Chief.
The officers and members of the Sandy Spring Volunteer Fire Dept. wish to congratulate Chief Brown, as well as the other recipients of this years GOCA awards.