Volunteer Spotlight: Harry Carter

Name: Harry Carter
Title: Former Chief
Department Name: Howell Township Fire Company #1
Location: Adelphia, NJ

Why are you an NVFC member?
I want to be a part of the effort to support volunteer fire departments in the United States.

What is your occupation?

Why are you a volunteer firefighter, EMT, or rescue provider?
I have been a volunteer firefighter or EMS worker since 1964. I enjoy providing a critical service for my community. I also like being part of an effective team of friends.

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

  1. Saving a life in 1972.
  2. Attending my daughter’s first fire with her and I on the attack line.

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

  1. We have saved a number of lives.
  2. We have saved a great deal of property.
  3. We have helped to train generations of children at our local schools.

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