Volunteer Spotlight: Ken Weskamp

Name: Ken Weskamp
Title: Training Officer
Department Name: Gallatin River Ranch Fire Department
Location: Manhattan, MT

Why are you an NVFC member?
Our department offers it as a benefit.

What is your occupation?
Self employed

Why are you a fire service volunteer?
To be a rock (firefighter) for that person that is feeling in despair and helpless after being in an incident large or small. To be that person that people can run to, not from.

What year did you join the fire or emergency services?

What are your memorable moments as a firefighter or EMS provider?
Doing CPR on someone and they lived to helping out that couple after their house just burned down. When someone comes up to you and thanks you for helping to save their house and property from a wildland fire.

What contributions have you (and your department) made in your community?
Fire prevention to our neighbors and community to CPR and heart attack awareness.

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