Volunteer Spotlight: Stan Mitchem

Name: Stan Mitchem
Title: Firefighter
Department Name: Casper Mountain Fire Department
Location: Glenrock, WY

Why are you an NVFC member?
To support the national organization that represents and promotes our nation’s first responders.

What is your occupation?

Why are you a volunteer firefighter, EMT, or rescue provider?
I have been a firefighter (and previously EMT) for a total of 30 years. I originally joined a volunteer ambulance service in 1971 to gain more experience in EMS and help my community. I joined a volunteer fire department in that community later that year. I had to take a 10-year break when I moved to an area not served by a voluntary service until I moved to my current location in 1986.

What year did you join the fire or emergency services?

What are your memorable moments as a firefighter or EMS provider?
The camaraderie during or following a difficult assignment.

What contributions have you (and your department) made in your community?
We provide fire protection, fire prevention, and public service to a wildland interface community, and the neighboring towns and county. During summer wildland fire season, we have sent personnel and equipment to other counties, states, and regions of U.S. to assist with fire suppression.

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