Volunteer Spotlight: Shane Copps

Name: Shane Copps
Title: EMT/service manager
Department Name: Powder River First Responders
Location: Broadus, MT

Why are you an NVFC member?
Grant opportunities, information exchange, training

What is your occupation?
EMT / 911 Dispatcher

Why are you an EMS provider?
Because I have a drive to help the people in my community. I feel like I make a difference in someone’s life. At the time I started the class, I needed something to do to take up free time and it was a way to start a second life.

What year did you join the fire or emergency services?

What are your memorable moments as an EMS provider?
Helping some of the people who I admired as I grew up. Being with some of my heroes as they took a last ride and make them comfortable.

What contributions have you (and your department) made in your community?
Changed the attitude of what EMS does; we are able to save lives now instead of being a fast taxi. We have added many skills, medications, and procedures in an effort to support the community.

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