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posted on website -- Apr 4, 2014 --
Sad news with the announcement of the sudden death of serving Watch Manger Alan Brown. Details of the funeral, when confirmed, will be posted here via the Latest News page.
Detailed below is the announcement in full from the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service website.
Area Manager John Dickie, Senior Officer for the City of Edinburgh, Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, said:
“We were devastated to learn of the sudden death of our colleague and friend Watch Manager Alan Brown.
“Alan, who was 46 years old, had been off duty and on a night out when he was discovered fatally injured in the early hours of Friday morning (4 April).
“Crews from Tollcross and Newcraighall fire stations were mobilised to the incident following reports that a man had fallen into a basement at William Street, Edinburgh. Firefighters used line rescue equipment to recover him and move him to the waiting ambulance but tragically Alan was pronounced dead at the scene
“Alan joined Lothian and Borders Fire and Rescue Service (as was) in January 1995. He was a well-known and very popular member of staff, a larger-than-life character, with many good friends across the service.
“Our thoughts and sincere sympathies are with Alan’s family, friends and his colleagues who will be devastated at his loss.”
Alan’s wife, Sarah Brown added:
“Alan was a beloved husband and father. He will be greatly missed. As a family we now need time to come to terms with this tragic event and grieve Alan’s loss.”