Brookfield Firefighters Organize Benefit to Help Fellow Member With Diagnosis
Glenn Martone is the former Chief and 45 year member of the Brookfield Fire Department.
Being a member of this organization is more than a passion for Martone, it is a family affair. Glenn's three brothers, his sister and his father have all been members of the Brookfield Fire Department.
Glenn's friends describe his as humble and giving which is why his fellow firefighters were devastated to learn he has cancer. The diagnosis will mean Martone will need surgery followed by a lot of rest. Martone is a self-employed contractor which means his illness will be more of a financial burden than under different circumstances.
His friends and colleagues are taking action, trying to provide help to someone who has difficulty accepting it. The Brookfield Fire Department has organized a BBQ Fundraiser for Saturday, February 11 at the Fire House.
Brookfield Fire Chief Andy Ellis was recently a guest on our show (The I-95 Morning Show) and shared some information about Glenn Martone. This is what the Chief had to say:
"He's well-known all over town, has a great reputation and he would be the first guy to step up and help. He always is helping everyone else out in their time of need, so it is our turn to kind of help him out. "
BBQ Dinner Fundraiser to benefit Glenn Martone
Saturday, February 11, 2023 from 5-8 pm
Brookfield Volunteer Fire Company
92 Pocono Road, Brookfield, CT
Raffles and 50/50
Cash and Card accepted
Eat in or Take-out
Price: Adults - $25, Kids - $15
I don't know Glenn Martone but by all accounts, he's a good person who believes in service over self. He sounds like a man who has selflessly served his hometown for decades. If you're a fan of the things I write or the show I do, please do me the favor of sharing this article with at least one person. We want Mr. Martone to get all the assistance he needs.
If you'd like to hear our entire segment with B.F.D. Chief Andy Ellis, click below. You can hear more about Mr. Martone, the event and hear which amazing local companies will be donating time and equipment to make the BBQ happen.
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