|Passing of Board of Director Emeritus Stephen A. Raign|
|By Vice President Debra Finocchiaro|
|March 6, 2018|
With heavy hearts and great sorrow the Officers and Members of Brandywine Hundred Fire Company, No. 1 announce the passing of Board of Director Emeritus, Stephen A. Raign. Steve passed away at home on Monday, March 5, 2018 surrounded by his loving family.
Steve joined Brandywine Hundred Fire Company on September 6, 1967 and was an Honorary and Life-Time active member with (51) years of active service. Steve held the position of Board of Director and was an active apparatus driver right up until his untimely passing. He also proudly served as Chairman of the Antique Truck Committee.
During Steve's tenure at Brandywine Hundred Fire Co. he served on numerous committees, held the position of Vice President for (3) years and responded to 12,020 calls; ranking him 8th of all time responders. In 2017, Steve responded to (456) fire calls, which was 50% of the total sounded alarms for the year.
In 2016, Steve was honored with being named Board of Director Emeritus, having served (27) years as a Board of Director.
Steve was also an U.S Army Veteran who proudly served our Country and was awarded a Purple Heart and Army Commendation Medal.
Steve's dedication to serving our community is a true testament of what volunteering is all about. We thank the Raign family for sharing Steve with us for the past (51) years.
The Officers and Members of Brandywine Hundred Fire Co No. 1 along with the community that Steve so proudly served will miss him very much. Steve will always be remembered and never forgotten.