Lt. Scott McDonald is a dedicated member who deserves the spotlight this week. In the past several years he’s worked hard to earn the title of Lieutenant, he runs a high number of calls and is often taking classes to further his knowledge. Thank you for your hard work, Lt.!
How old are you? 30
How long have you been a volunteer at WBVFD? Since October of 2004 and I was a cadet with Maryland City VFD for 2 years before that.
Are you a responder or administrative member? Responder-Lieutenant
How many hours per week do you spend volunteering? 25 or more hours a week.
What inspired you to become a volunteer? My family, father and brother were both firefighters in the county. I’m also a third generation firefighter.
Who is your role model?
What is your most memorable moment since becoming a member? There have been many memorable moments since I have been in the fire department. The one that sticks out the most is when we visited and delivered donated presents to a family who suffered a tragic loss a few months before Christmas. Something as simple as that, can help someone going through the toughest of times.
What is your full time job? I’m a branch manager at a HVAC wholesaler.
What training do you have and what training do you plan on completing in the future? Current training- Fire Officer I-III, Instructor I-III, Firefighter I & II, EMT-B, Hazmat Operations, Terrorism Awareness & Operations, Rescue Technician Vehicle & Machinery, Emergency Vehicle Operator, Pump Operator.
The next class I would like to take next is Fire Department Safety Officer.
What are your future goals within the department? To promote to Captain and maybe even Chief.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time? Spending time with family and studying history.