Volunteer Firefighter of the Month, CCFR

Name: Rob Kindred

 

Credentials: Firefighter I, EMT I, Engineer

 

District: Auke Bay

 

Employer: Stay at home dad

 

How long with the fire service: 13 years for CCFR, 7 in Clatsop County, Ore.

 

Why did you join the fire service?: I can’t remember what exactly made me decide to join the fire service two decades ago. Maybe it was the camaraderie, maybe it was the challenge of fighting fires with a first due engine three years older than I was and no hydrants, just two tenders to shuttle water. I worked with a lieutenant who talked about it, and that got me interested. I filled out an application in April 1992, and was voted in the next month. I’ve been answering the pager ever since.

 

Favorite aspect of the fire service: The sense of accomplishment. Being able to say, “We saved that building,” or seeing someone on the street, knowing that you and your brother firefighter/medics helped save their life. Not many professions can offer that level of job satisfaction.

 

Reason nominated: Rob has been with us for quite some time. Recently he has been very active including doing several different projects. His attitude is always great and he has a unique sense of humor. He’s been a big help with the live-ins while juggling his own family including a brand new baby.

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A big thank you to Bartlett Hospital’s cardiac rehabilitation department

Thank you to the staff and patients of Bartlett’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Department for their donation of baby food. This much-needed donation is critical for providing healthy food to young family members, who are most in need of nutritious food. We should always remember that “healthy choices fight heart disease.” Bartlett’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Department’s special, specific donation reminds us that the health of our children is the first step towards a long and healthy life, and their generosity is overwhelming. This donation will make a difference in the lives of babies and their families in need. Thank you Bartlett’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Department!

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