Submitted by his son
Firefighter/Engineer Brian D. Myers‚ Sr. lost his life in the line of duty while conducting interior fire suppression operations at the Prospector’s Bar & Grill fire on January 1‚ 1997 in the Town of Saratoga‚ New York.
FF Myers‚ Sr. was appointed to the Schuyler Hose Company on November 4‚ 1993. Through his hard work and dedication FF Myers‚ Sr. was awarded the 1994 New Firefighter of the Year by his peers at Schuyler Hose. He was elected to the position of company Trustee in April of 1995 and appointed to the position of Engineer in 1995. In his short career at Schuyler Hose FF Myers‚ Sr. attended several state fire schools and seminars including education at the NY State Fire Academy.
In profession‚ FF Myers‚ Sr. was a superintendent at a local paper mill and was known as strong‚ but very fair boss. He was a life long communicant at the Notre Dame – Visitation Catholic Church in Schuylerville‚ NY and also served as a Eucharistic minister for the church.
FF Myers‚ Sr. was an avid New York Giants and Yankees fan and dominated the firehouse ping pong table. In his ‘spare’ time FF Myers‚ Sr. was mowing the lawn or supporting his sons at local sporting events.
FF Myers‚ Sr. was 47 years old at the time of his death and is survived by his wife of 27 years Ronalee and three sons Brian Jr.‚ Adam and Philip. All three sons were also firefighters with Schuyler Hose.
I know it’s been a long time since you gave your life protecting our small community , You will Always be remembered, Real heroes don’t wear capes.Thank you for your sevice & dedication.– Julie Capone
God bless #38 Brian D. Myers Sr. & family. Never forgotten ?
Brian was a dedicated Husband,Father & Fire Fighter. Gone but never forgotten.– Gwenyth Dixson
God bless brother, RIP, you will never be forgotten. Still touch your name on the plaque on the MacBoston truck every time I see it.– Timothy Lang
Wishing his family peace. He was a great man. Gone but never forgotten. Him and his sons helped make Schuyler hose what it is today. Rest easy!!– jake Losaw
I miss all the great family times we had. I can’t believe it has been twenty years since you left us. I sure do miss your smile. Thank you for serving your community.– Dick Slocum
Firefighters risk their life everyday. My uncle was a good man. I remember visiting the house as a child and all the football games he played with us and playing ping pong. I don’t think I ever won a game lol. He’s surely missed. God bless my Aunt Ronnie and my cousins Brian Jr, Adam and Phil.– Jeff Myers
Brian was an exemplary Fire Fighter and well-deserving of this recognition. His service and dedication will be remembered.– Tim Brunson
I remember that sad day like it was yesterday. The funeral was well represented by all area fire companies in tribute to this brave hero. We brought apparatus and personnel from Hoosick to show support. RIP Brian.– Leo Surdam
It seems like only days ago we climbed aboard 572 as the chestnut street A team.– V (Spiez) Spiezio
Your smile laughter and brotherhood is a blessing that will never dim in my heart. Thank you and all my brothers for being SHC.. Till we laugh again, V
Brian,– Tom Plummer
Our ways parted after SCS. I went into the military, and didn’t keep up with class reunions. I have fond memories of SCS especially being on the track team with you and Joe Salley. If one of you guys didn’t show up for the track meet I had a outside shot at second place. I only have the most heartfelt memories of you Brian a.k.a. (hummer). Tom