It is with deep regret that the members of the Phoenixville Fire Department announces the sudden passing of Deputy Fire Chief Brian Gallagher at the age of 59. Brian was a member of Phoenix Hose, Hook & Ladder Co. since 1976, Kimberton Fire Company since 1972, he was the past president of the Northern Chester County Fire Chief’s Association, a past Pennsylvania Fire Academy Instructor, and he retired after 30 years from the Chester County Fire Marshal’s Office. But more than anything Brian was a mentor to many, a friend, a leader and an example of what a great firefighter should be. To all that have ever met him he was inviting and full of a wealth of knowledge. The Ludwigs Corner Fire Company sends its deepest sympathies to the members of the Phoenixville Fire Department and Kimberton Fire Company and to his friends and especially his family.