Volunteer Spotlight: Adam Kuenkel

Name: Adam Kuenkel
Title: Asst. Chief / Department Coordinator
Department Name: Box Elder Fire Department
Location: Box Elder, SD

Why are you an NVFC member?
To have another avenue to gain knowledge.

What is your occupation?
Fire Department Coordinator

Why are you a fire service volunteer?
I grew up with a father in the fire service. He stills serves and is setting the example I plan to follow in regard to serving my community.

What year did you join the fire or emergency services?

What are your memorable moments as a firefighter or EMS provider?

  • Gaining / achieving qualifications and certifications.
  • Fighting the Legion Lake fire in Custer State Park.
  • Getting our volunteer department to a room and contents fire at 0630 in a timely manner then holding the damage to a minimum by executing proper strategies/tactics.

What contributions have you (and your department) made in your community?

  • Support and have a presence at events such as celebrations, sports activities, and parades.
  • Fire prevention presentations in the schools.
  • Pre-planning is getting better.

Interested in serving your community? Find volunteer fire service opportunities at www.MakeMeAFirefighter.org.