During the July 4th weekend the Brewster Fire Department initiated its new “Biking Ambassador” program. With the significant increase in visitors to the community during the summer months and in support of our residents who regularly use the rail trail for exercising and pleasure the fire department developed this program to ensure those utilizing the path are doing so in a safe and considerate manner. On select weekends during July and August fire department personnel will be riding department issued bicycles on the bike path within Brewster to spread the word about general bicycle safety, helmet use, and the inherent hazards specific to the path such as intersection safety and proper passing rules. In addition, these firefighters will be available to assist those individuals enjoying the path with directions, providing community based information, and responding to medical calls within Town and on the bike trail. Brewster Fire Chief Robert Moran said, “This is a great opportunity for the department to be proactive in supporting bike safety on the rail trail while at the same time interacting with the numerous visitors and residents of our community. Remember, bike safely and smartly! We look forward to seeing you”.