Town Board Honors Long-Time Dispatcher on Her (Nearly) 100th Birthday

Surrounded by her family, Mary Brenner was honored by the Huntington Town Board Tuesday for her 47 years of service with the Huntington Community First Aid Squad. She will turn 100 years old on May 15.

She’s proof that heroes and legends come in all sizes and ages.

During World War II, she left an office job to go to work as a machinist to “help the war effort.”

Throughout the years Mary dedicated herself to many volunteer causes including her church and her children’s PTA among others.

In December 1977, she joined the Huntington Community First Aid Squad.

She became an EMT and was named a crew leader responsible for patient care and crew safety while treating and transporting patients to the hospital.

She was pivotal in providing day time coverage for the squad, providing non- emergency transportation from hospital to home for residents.

She  serves as chair of the Fund Drive Committee.

She maintained her EMT certification, renewing every 3 years and continued to crewleader on emergency calls until she turned 70 years old. She then became the
permanent dispatcher on Mondays and continues in that capacity.

Hometown Helpers: Mary Brenner, 94, Huntington Community First Aid Squad

Hometown Helpers: Bob Santo Grows American Legion Post 1244

Veteran Honored for Service to Huntington Community

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