Volunteer Spotlight: Michael Reddy

Name: Michael Reddy
Title: Ex-Chief/Safety Officer
Department Name: Fair Haven Volunteer Fire Company #1
Location: Fair Haven, NJ

Why are you an NVFC member?
As an active volunteer firefighter, I feel it is important to stay topical on laws and innovations that pertain to the fire service and bring that back to my department. I have found the offered courses very useful for safety and recruitment. I feel that staying connected with other members throughout the country allows me to see that all of us are experiencing the same budgetary and manpower issues.

What is your occupation?
Commodity Trader

Why are you a fire service volunteer?
It gives me satisfaction to know I have been able to do my part when my neighbors needed it most.

What year did you join the fire or emergency services?

What are your memorable moments as a firefighter or EMS provider?
All of our responses leave their mark, some pleasant, others not so.

What contributions have you (and your department) made in your community?
I feel that other than the obvious services we provide during emergency responses we offer many community events, including the largest firefighters’ fair in NJ. Fire safety week in the schools is always a hit.

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