Many ways to volunteer at North Creek Fire Co.

We need support in a lot of areas, commented Chief Steve Studnicky. For example, computer literate volunteers who can handle updating fire call reports on the computer would be welcomed. Ideally, such work should be done once a week, said the chief. Volunteers need to be willing to learn the jargon, the chief said about processing the information. The North Creek Vol. Fire Co. had 124 calls in 2006, which broke the record of 98 calls, in 2005, commented Chief Studnicky. The department responded to 84 calls in 2004, so in two years, it has seen a significant increase in calls. And all those calls mean more work and more paperwork for the busy department. Volunteers also could be available for activities such as helping set up and run the fire department emergency shelter in times of need. And there are truck driver or fire police positions for those who might not desire to serve as active interior firefighters trained to go into burning buildings. Theres also the auxiliary group, which welcomes volunteers interested in supporting the firefighters in times of major fires by bringing them sandwiches and hot and cold drinks. Supplying food and drink to the firefighters is a necessity when theyre at a fire or accident scene for an extended period of time. For more information on volunteering opportunities, contact the North Creek Vol. Fire Co. at 251-2324.

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