When you volunteer in the community, you become part of the fabric that makes up the community. In this day and age, of bedroom communities and sprawl, communities are not as tight knit as they were in the old days. Volunteering in the community helps you to become more connected with the community and help to make it a better place to live.
I enjoy the challenge of fire and rescue. It allows you to test yourself and step outside of your comfort zone. Now, I am more confident and I can handle chaotic situations that I never thought I would be able to handle. I enjoy helping people. In fire and rescue, you are called to help people when they are typically at the point in their lives when they are in the most vulnerable state and are in the most need of help.