Volunteer Spotlight: Jackie Wilkes

Name: Jackie Wilkes
Title: Firefighter/EMR
Department: Scott’s Ferry Volunteer Fire Department
Location: Kinard, FL

Why are you an NVFC member?
I was looking for a community to learn from and garner information as a new firefighter.

What is your occupation?

Why are you a fire service volunteer?
I wanted to help my community. I was born and raised in Scott’s Ferry and know the disadvantages of being so rural.

What year did you join the fire or emergency services?

What are your memorable moments as a firefighter or EMS provider?
There are many but the most exciting was receiving the first new fire truck our department has ever had since it started 50 years ago. The other memorable moment was doing CPR on a friend and him making a full recovery.

What contributions have you (and your department) made in your community?
We reach out to senior citizens to help install and test smoke alarms in their homes. We are a designated point of distribution in a disaster and a community center when needed.

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