Disaster can strike at anytime, anywhere and in any form. Whether it be a devastating fire, a vehicle accident or a random injury, committed volunteers in our community join together and devote countless hours providing emergency aid to neighbors and strangers alike, when it's needed.
And just who exactly are these Good Samaritans that sacrifice their time and place themselves in harm's way for others? They're members of our local volunteer fire departments of course! Men and women from all walks of life that forage a bond with a main goal in mind - "To serve the community and the surrounding areas," said Sterling's newest Fire Chief, Brandon Bohn.
"When I was 16-years-old, my own house caught fire. I remember sitting across the street as I watched my house burn and all these guys were running around," said Brandon. "From that day on, I knew this is something I wanted to do. I wanted to pursue it as a career, but it didn't work out, so I did the next best thing. To have a good community fire department, you have to be committed.
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