There's one major theme that seems to play out in our weekly series about First Responders, the call to duty seems to be born into the blood for many of those who serve. And so it is with Steve Snow with Stanwix Heights Fire Department.

The person nominating, Steve says they first met in 1984. And since then they have notice that he dedicates all his free time as a volunteer at the Stanwix Heights Fire Department. He actually began with the department in 1980, following in his father's footsteps. Steve currently serves as Chief.

Of course anyone volunteering as a firefighter finds themselves battling fires in all sort of weather at all hours of the day. When your work in a community spans 40 years, there are times when the tragedy strikes close to home with friends and families.

In addition to running toward danger, serving as Chief means Steve spends countless hours involved with training, EMT classes, and of course fund raising. Meaning many additional hours are spent planning, organizing, and executing BBQ and bingo events.

Steve thanks for what you do to protect all of us. the person nominating you put it best:

The dedication of people like him are far and few between. I feel better knowing I have him to help if ever a time comes.


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