Shortly after Hubby and I were married, he took EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) classes and became a volunteer EMT/First Responder. Shortly after that, he became a volunteer fireman too. Currently he has been a volunteer EMT for 25 years and a volunteer fireman for 23 years. Each time we moved from Grand Meadow, MN to Chester, IA to Lawler, IA to Waucoma, IA there has always been volunteer First Responders and Fireman to meet, get to know and work with.
His longest time has been spent with this group.
Waucoma 1st Responders:
and this group Waucoma Fireman:
For a town with 250 people, isn’t it amazing that this many people volunteer to help others?
We have gotten to know all of these people and many are our close friends. They have a great kinship. They depend deeply on each other and respect each other. Their spouses are great giving people too.
My Hubby is one of three that serve on both squads. With the first responders, many are related. There are three mother/daughter teams. It just goes to show that families who model community service, have children who serve the community as well.
Waucoma firemen and first responders:
Throughout our years here in Waucoma, these people and their families have been really special to us all. As a spouse, it’s a comfort for me to know that when Hubby is out trying to help others, these great people are helping watch out for him too. I salute and thank them all!!