Boots on the Ground

Meet John

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Get to know your fellow NVFC members! JOHN BORST III - SCHOHARIE (NY) FIRE DEPARTMENT John Borst III is the assistant fire chief for the Schoharie (NY) Fire Department. When friends in high school became active in the department, they convinced John to join. John's father previously served as chief for the department, so volunteering runs in the family. What came as the biggest surprise to you after you started volunteering? How many other volunteer firefighters (current or past) there are around the area, and how much we all have in common when we start talking about our own departments. ...

Meet Melanie

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Get to know your fellow NVFC members! MELANIE COLVIN - LEXINGTON (OK) FIRE DEPARTMENT Melanie Colvin serves as captain and training officer for the Lexington (OK) Fire Department. She also volunteers as Secretary/Treasurer for the Fire Service Instructors of Oklahoma and the training coordinator for the Cedar County Fire Protection District. In addition, Melanie serves on several committees for the Oklahoma State Firefighter's Association. She is the vice chair for the Benevolence Committee and the Safety and Health Committee and is a member of the Volunteer Fire Service Committee. Melanie, how did you ...