Volunteer Spotlight: Steven Richardson

Steven-RichardsonName: Steven Richardson
Title: Volunteer Firefighter
Department Name:Reidsville Fire Dept.
Location: Reidsville, GA

What is your career?
I am a Certified Addictions Counselor. I have fifteen plus years in counseling experience.

Why are you an NVFC member?
To give back to my community and become more knowledgeable about what I do.

Why are you a volunteer firefighter?
I wanted to give back to my community. I also wanted to serve as an example to youth of ways one could give back to the community.

How long have you been in the fire service?
Since 2013

What are your memorable moments as a firefighter or EMS provider?
Training – getting through a small hole with my gear on. The live burn. Boot drives. Working the scene of an accident and pulling out passengers alive.

What contributions have you (and your department) made in your community?
We have helped children’s burn center, cancer patients, provided fire education for schools, conducted checks at the local hospital and grocery store.

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