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Joe has been a volunteer firefighter, EMT, and reserve deputy for what some say seems like thousands of years. His passion has always been with helping people. Joe started as a charter member of the fire department in 1974. He is the only original member still active today.
Joe still actively participates in training, responding to alarms, as well as acting as a mentor to many new firefighters. He’s not satisfied with just being an important part of his local fired department, though. As a reserve deputy, Joe has had countless encounters with criminals, including one arrest linked to a string of incidents surrounding a local methamphetamine ring. Joe continues his day job, and dedicates his evenings and free time to volunteering at the Sheriff’s Department and Fire Department.
Joe is a true hero – selflessly protecting his community, taking care of his fellow firefighters, and making the news on occasion!