An announcement on social media Monday that Bryan County Fire and Emergency Services Battalion Chief (Ret.) Brett Waters had passed away was made with “profound sadness and heavy hearts.”
Waters, 56, lived in Midville, a small town in Burke County.
He was at his river house when he died, according to his obituary.
A Savannah native, Waters, who was married and had children, served “as a paramedic, firefighter, mentor and as a chief,” and “embodied the very definition of a public servant,” according to the post on the BCFES Facebook page.
Waters also worked for Mercy Ambulance and Southside Fire and EMS before coming to what was then the Bryan County Fire Department. His service there made a mark.
“Through his many years of service, the number of people positively impacted by Retired Chief Waters is immeasurable.
His life has created a legacy that can not and will not be forgotten,” BCFES said.