Young boys all have dreams of what they want to be when they grow up; fireman, police officer, athlete, or musician. Few get to live out those young daydreams as an adult, but you can put Kevin Voce down as one who does, everyday. He wanted to be a firefighter and a paramedic and that is exactly what he is doing.

Kevin was actually pretty young when he started down his career path. At the age of 16, he became part of the Deerfield Volunteer Fire Company. His love of helping others continued to grow and he enrolled at the New York State Frederick L. Warder Academy of Fire Science, undertaking an 18-week of intense physical training and classroom instruction.

He became a full-time paid firefighter with the Dewitt Fire District about two years ago, and just recently transferred to the City of Syracuse Department. Even though Kevin is full time, he still volunteers with the Solvay Fire Department.

Kevin who also doubles as a paramedic, is our First Responder Friday salute. Thanks for what you do serving others in their times of distress, and running toward danger when most of us would be headed the other direction.

Do you know a first responder that deserves to be recognized? Tell us about someone who should be honored in Central New York - a firefighter, police officer, EMT, forest ranger, paramedic, DEC officers, military, rescuers, front line workers, or any other person first on the scene.

Include their name, a picture and why they should be recognized during 'First Responder Friday." We'll honor one first responder every Friday and as a way to say thank you, we'll give them a Bundt cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes.

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