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.