Welcome to my blog. I’m Travis, a volunteer firefighter. With my blog I hope to illuminate the pros and cons of being a volunteer firefighter, entertain and instruct – all at the same time.
One thing you should know about us – we are the salt of the earth type of folks. I’ve visited many VFD’s around the US and Canada and I always come away with the same feeling – “what a great group of guys and gals”. I encourage anyone to go visit your local VFD and get to know the volunteers there. I can almost guarantee you that the folks you meet there will be the kindest, most understanding humans you’ll ever find. I think it’s the mindset of a volunteer firefighter – that they are willing to put their own life in danger in order to save another’s.
There’s something else you should know about us. We are confident and courageous to a fault. Maybe it’s the training we receive, or maybe it’s that higher calling that we answer to, but whatever the reason, you’ll find a firefighter doesn’t back down from anything or anyone.
If you have a servant’s heart, and a compassion for mankind, then maybe you could become a volunteer firefighter. Think it over. If you have a spouse, you MUST take their opinion very seriously. It takes a special person to be a firefighter, but it also take a very special person to be firefighter’s significant other.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer firefighter, you should start at the National Volunteer Fire Council. Many of the questions you might have about this calling will be answered here. If you have questions for me, fire away (pardon the pun), and I’ll do my best to give you an appropriate answer.
I hope you find something of value in my blog.