Longtime firefighter / paramedic passes away

Longtime Swanton firefighter/paramedic Patricia Brown died Friday following a battle with cancer.

There had been an outpouring of community support for Brown and her family, including a benefit held Feb. 24 at Swanton Sports Center that raised over $20,000.

Swanton Fire / EMS announced Brown’s passing on Facebook, thanking “the generous support and prayers from not only our community, but other counties, states and even countries.”

Brown served the community for many years. She was hired in 1981 by Swanton Fire and Rescue and also worked with Delta, Metamora, and Lyons Fire and Rescue.