The GPS – it’s probably one of the best inventions ever made. Not only does it help you get where you’re going, it provides a little entertainment. Change the accent. Now it’s British. Change the voice. Now it’s female. “In 100 feet, turn right onto Center Street.” And then, “You have arrived.” Ah. That’s really the goal, isn’t it? We at Prince William County Fire and Rescue Association (PWCFRA) get a little philosophical here. We understand “You have arrived” on a few levels.
The first level is what we use to guide us during emergency calls. We’re a big county, and the roads are forever changing. And even though PWCFRA is made up of multiple departments and stations, that doesn’t mean we always know the fastest route to a burning home or the location of an injured resident. We rely on skill, experience, maps and sophisticated tools to help get us through NOVA traffic in time to save people, pets and property.
The second level is just as important. When you volunteer for PWCFRA, you have arrived at a place where you are needed. You have arrived at a place that can give you a sense of purpose and satisfaction while helping you develop and maintain lifesaving skills. You have arrived at a place where teamwork and camaraderie are valued and necessary.
A third level of arriving is this blog. You have arrived at a place where you will be able to learn more about volunteering for PWCFRA. Each month, we will give you a peek into the life of volunteers. We’ll bring you highlights of the departments and interviews of the people – your people, the people you can rely on as a resident, community member and/or fellow volunteer. Through this blog we aim to help you become:
Curious – Consider what happens behind the scenes of a volunteer station. Get interested in volunteer life and explore something a little different.
Informed – Go beyond the job descriptions. Learn more about volunteer experiences and opportunities.
Inspired – Get to know the people beneath the uniforms and gear as they discuss their stories, motives and backgrounds.
Motivated – Take some time to think beyond the nine-to-five. What else could you be doing to help the community and yourself?
Encouraged – Go ahead and ask the questions. Contact us anytime for information and/or direction.
Now you’ve arrived at the end of this article. But that doesn’t mean it’s the end of this week’s offering. Take a look at our Facebook page. Like us. And get ready to embark on your next great adventure.
Are you looking for a change? Here in Prince William County, the volunteer departments provide fire and emergency medical services to the County’s citizens and visitors during weekday evenings, weekends and holidays. Prince William County’s volunteer fire and rescue departments are seeking motivated individuals who have the desire to make a difference and provide an important service to their community. Learn more now.
- Posted by ATW
- On June 29, 2017
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