Some of his friends smile when they hear his name mentioned. Some call him a character.
But whatever you call him, when you call him to come through for his community, he will be there.
Elmer Brown, former Waddy fire chief, is still a familiar face around the firehouse. He has been a volunteer firefighter at Waddy since 1975, with a 2-year stint as chief in the 1980s.
“It gets in your blood,” he said, with a crooked grin for which he is famous far beyond the fringes of Waddy.