Volunteer Spotlight: Kraig Morris

Name: Kraig Morris
Title: Chaplain; Fire Police; Trustee
Department Name: Howard Volunteer Fire Company
Location: Howard, PA

 Why are you an NVFC member?
I was very new to fire services when I joined, and [the NVFC] helps me understand and better serve my company. I also think NVFC is an awesome organization as it helps me feel part of the first responder community. I love being a part of my company, first responder community, and NVFC as they are all like when I was in the military. I love being a part of a “unit” if you will, and NVFC helps me in that my company and myself are not alone – there is a support network and people that really do care. NVFC has provided training and resources beyond all my expectations, and I am thankful to God and my company and NVFC. Thank you all.

 What is your occupation?
My paying job is a seasonal laborer job at a state park

 Why are you a fire service volunteer?
I love the first responder community and my company and being a part of something bigger than myself (like my marriage to my awesome wife, Linda), and like I felt in the military.

What year did you join the fire or emergency services?

 What are your memorable moments as a fire service volunteer?
I am on a joint-regional CISM team, and my first “deployment” was my own fire company. I have also been “accepted” by my company.

 What contributions have you (and your department) made in your community?
My company is in a neighboring county from where I live, but in addition to providing services to our coverage area and mutual aid areas, community engagement and involvement.

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