No one can make us run into burning buildings and toward danger - we do it voluntarily! Are we crazy? Well, maybe a little. But there's so much more to it than the adrenaline rush.
“I enjoy the whole experience… the people especially, and working with them for the betterment of the community. I like helping people who are in immediate need, either fire or medical, or with disaster relief. I like the training, and the action of going on a call.”
“I like being an active member of the community and helping people. I don’t want my friends and neighbors wondering why no one showed up to put out their house fire.”
“Helping the community is my main reason that I volunteer. I live here and feel that I need to give back to the city I live in. But the extended family is pretty sweet too.”
“We are a group of folks that come together for a reason - to help make someone else's life a little better in a bad time. I love my job. It’s an adventure and it’s free training.”
Sean, Assistant Chief
“It’s knowing you’re helping your community, doing something honorable, and making close bonds with people entrusting their lives with each other…not too many people can say they trust their life to another.”