Meet Chief Steve Caygle of the Union Volunteer Fire Department. If you have ever considered volunteering for a VFD, Steve is the person to talk to. He is passionate about the work he does and wants others to know about the opportunities that are available for volunteers with a wide variety of interest and skills.
VFD personnel are the first on the scene, whether it's a medical, trauma, fire, or motor vehicle call. They live in the communities in which they serve, so they are usually within a few minutes' drive of the scene. Steve explains that potential volunteers need not be trained; they will receive the training they need either as a fire fighter or EMR (Emergency Medical Responder). The trainings are offered in the evening, making it easier for most people to attend.
Steve is shown here with one of the props from a Halloween party for children.
Even if you do not have an interest in being a first responder, you can still volunteer as a member of the support staff. The Union VFD hosts events for children as well as the volunteers and their families, and support staff are always needed to make the events successful.
If you want to know more about volunteering at the Union VFD or any other VFD in Lee County, you can contact Steve at 662-213-2201 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You can visit their website by clicking here.
Thank you, Steve, for all the work you do for the Union Volunteer Fire Department!
As you're out and about shopping this holiday season, please pick up some socks and underwear that you can donate on January 18. Many people in our homeless community and other disadvantaged individuals need these essentials. We need all sizes - especially adult. Thank you!
FEATURED VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
If you prefer to stay home but still want to volunteer in some capacity, consider some remote volunteer opportunities. There is so much good that can be done without leaving your house. Click here for some ideas.
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