Burlington welcomes nine new volunteers to its fire department

By Jeffrey Allen

Published on May 30, 2022 at 11:49 am

Burlington has several new volunteer firefighters.

Nine graduates of the town’s firefighter training program – Lauren Bray, Cody Hill, Jackson Keaney, Ashley Kelly, Jake Overholt, Mark Reed, Daniel Rothmain, James Steenbruggen and Emma Trabuc – will now volunteer at the Kilbride station.

“We are thrilled to welcome these new volunteers to the firefighting family,” said Burlington Fire Chief Karen Roche.

“The 16-week training was quite intensive and they all handled their workload extremely well and balanced COVID protocols and family life. I look forward to working with them.

Volunteer firefighters serve the community by responding to a wide variety of situations, ranging from emergencies that immediately threaten life or property to large-scale community emergencies.

They may perform first response or support tasks, including but not limited to: activities during emergency incidents, large or small; pre-hospital emergency medical assistance and hazardous materials incident support activities.

For more information on firefighters, visit the city’s webpage.

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