Volunteer Profiles

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Volunteer Spotlight– Doug McDonald, President at Silver Spring Community Fire Company

Doug McDonald has been volunteering at the Silver Spring Community Fire Company for 42 years with 32 and a half…
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Volunteer Spotlight– Jason Smith, Lieutenant at Silver Spring Community Fire Company

New Year’s resolutions bring hope that the year ahead will ring in positive changes and exciting new experiences. What better…
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Volunteer Spotlight: Ryan Flynn

After moving to the area from the suburbs of Chicago, Ryan Flynn came across a Facebook post advertising volunteer opportunities…
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Volunteer Spotlight: Anthony Christiana

First-Generation Firefighter Shares His Unique Volunteer Perspective Building inspector for East Pennsboro Township by day, interior firefighter for Northeast Fire…
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Carlisle couple share many loves together, most notably firefighting

Husband and wife John and Heidi Heberlig met 25 years ago. They enjoy many activities together — hanging out with…
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High School Sweethearts Look Back on Years of Love, Volunteering, Family

Carlisle, Pa. – For Brian and Stacey Hamilton, volunteers of Union Fire Company No. 1 in Carlisle, Pa., the courtship…
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Second-generation firefighter follows passion to help others

Jason Spitler Jr. was inspired to become a firefighter for as long as he can remember. “I’ve always taken after…
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Annville volunteer credits firefighting for success

Matt Zechman has been with Annville-Cleona Fire Department for more than 10 years! He joined in October 2012 at the…
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Longtime Hampden volunteer firefighter, veteran continues to answer the call

Happy Veterans Day! Today, we say thank you to all who served in the US military, including one longtime volunteer…
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Father and son call Hampden Volunteer Fire Company home

“I think this is probably one of the best places to call home.” Those are the words of Hampden Township…
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New Kingstown firefighter finds sense of purpose in volunteering

Joining New Kingstown Fire Company as a 14-year-old junior firefighter was an easy decision for Bailey Horning. Bailey’s grandfather was…
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Hampden chief encourages others to give volunteer firefighting a shot

“It was my home from the very beginning.” While Dexter Owen officially became a volunteer junior firefighter in 2004, he…
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Third-generation volunteer firefighter follows in footsteps of both sides of the family

As a kid, Dakota Harrison knew he’d likely follow in his family’s footsteps and join the fire service. And those…
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Happy Father’s Day to Steve Overmiller of Lower Allen Fire Company

Happy Father’s Day to Steve Overmiller of Lower Allen Fire Company No. 1 @lowerallenfire ! Steve volunteers with his daughter,…
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Happy Father’s Day to Nolan’s Dad!

Even though Keith Littlewood has been in fire service for 40 years, many at Northeast Fire & Rescue know him…
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South Hanover family finds love for volunteer firefighting

Andrew Dresher was taking photographs of rising waters during a 2011 flood as a freelance photographer, when the South Hanover…
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South Hanover Fire Company 47 daughter volunteers with her ‘hero’ father

“My dad is my hero and my role model.” These are the words of Laurel Musser, who along with her…
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Retired Silver Spring Community Fire Co. fire chief reflects on volunteering with son

Ben McDonald has known the Silver Spring Community Fire Co for as long as he can remember. His dad, Doug,…
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Upper Allen Fire Department father and son take pride in volunteer firefighter service

Ryan Kunkel, 32, has been a volunteer firefighter for 16 years, but he’s been around the Upper Allen Fire Department…