Volunteer Spotlight: Brad Speer
Name: Brad Speer
Title: Fire Chief
Department Name: Clarksburg Community Volunteer Fire Department
Location: Clarksburg, IN
Why are you an NVFC member?
Any assistance and ideas we can get help in all areas of today’s fire service. Talking to other departments on all sorts of ideas help evolve and improve our department. We are still an all-volunteer, rural, no-pay department, and to remain that way and improve our services we utilize all sorts of information sources. The NVFC has become one of the main sources we utilize at our department.
What is your occupation?
Why are you a fire service volunteer?
Family tradition. I am a third-generation firefighter and my sons are the fourth, and as a small community with limited resources there is a sense of helping our neighbors.
What year did you join the fire or emergency services?
What are your memorable moments as a firefighter or EMS provider?
Watching my sons join the department and joining the department with my father.
What contributions have you (and your department) made in your community?
Improving education for the general public on things including fire safety, medical response, and delivering more than a few of the good outcomes in fire and EMS response.
Interested in serving your community? Find volunteer fire service opportunities at www.makemeafirefighter.org.