Volunteer Spotlight: Jack Kirlin

Name: Jack Kirlin
Title: District Chief
Department Name: Dorchester County Fire Rescue
Location: Ridgeville, SC

Why are you an NVFC member?
I became a member to get involved and to see what there is for recruitment and retention around the US.

What is your occupation?
Senior Production Coordinator – Giant Cement Company

Why are you a volunteer firefighter, EMT, or rescue provider?
It was a calling to help and give to my community.

What year did you join the fire or emergency services?

What are your memorable moments as a firefighter or EMS provider?
Five years ago I was approached by the fire board to replace our fire chief that passed away. I became fire chief for 6 months until our department consolidated with 9 others to become Dorchester County Fire Rescue. I then got a new interest in the fire service and continued as a volunteer district chief until today.

What contributions have you (and your department) made in your community?
Our department has been actively involved in parades, school displays, and lowered ISO ratings.

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