Volunteering as a firefighter is a great way to give back to your community. It benefits you as a person and your community. I’m in the beginning of a new adventure, one that is full of rewarding challenges.
Before the fire service became a big part of my life, I knew little about it. I knew only a few firefighters before I joined my local company. I talked to one of my friends, a former career firefighter, about the fire service. He described it as a great service opportunity. He also had some warnings and offered to help me as needed.
“It’s not for everyone,” my friend said.
I also heard that on the first day of fire school at the Delaware County Emergency Services Training Center. The instructor, who is a career firefighter, repeated the words slowly, “it’s not for everyone.” We started with 42 students, including me. We finished with 26 firefighters.
|Upon completion of fire school at the Delaware County Training Center in December 2015, Ginger Rae Dunbar became a nationally certified volunteer firefighter.|