What inspired you to become a Volunteer? I come from a family of career and volunteer firefighters as well as women who helped in the ladies auxiliary. I was raised to always help others and that became a desire that has guided me through my life.
What is your most memorable moment since becoming a member? There are so many moments and memories to pick one is very difficult. One of the most meaningful was taking the cadets to New York City to visit ground zero after all their hard work to earn the trip.
What full job do you have besides the fire department?
I currently work for Annapolis Bus Company as a school bus driver and driver trainer.
What training do you have and what training do you plan on getting in the future? I currently have EMT-B (started out as an EMT-A), FFII, HAZ-MAT Ops, Emergency Driving, Instructor I and II, IV tech, CPR/AED, Fire Officer I, Leadership I and II, Fire Prevention I, II, and III. I would like to take Fire Officer II and III, Pumps, obtain my national EMT certification and possibly Rescue Tech.
How many hours per week do you spend volunteering?
This is an ever changing number. Over the course of my time with Woodland Beach VFD I have worked as many as 60 hours in a week to as little as a couple of hours a week.
What are your future goals within the department? I hope to continue to be a riding member for many more years. I also hope to be a vital part of growing our department, not only in numbers but in physical location.
Are you a responder or administrative member? I am both a responder and administrative member.
Age? I will be 43 in July.
How long have you been a volunteer with Woodland Beach? 23 years