For many first responders, it isn't a job, it is a passion. This week's pick takes her passion to a whole new level.

Meet Sam Lynch


Sam currently is an active member of the Poland Fire Department, and she started there young as a Junior Firefighter. Her passion for helping people is crystal clear as being a firefighter is the only realm of first responding she does. Sam also is currently taking classes and training to become an EMT with Kuyahoora Ambulance.

Truthfully, when you are a first responder, doing that alone is enough, but not for Sam. That is what makes her truly special. Sam also has a lawn care service to boot. When you're imagining, what more can one person do, she says more. Beyond that, she takes part in numerous community activities teaching our youth fire safety and also has been a part of the CNY Stair Climb, Fire Truck Nights, and a variety of other events.

If there was a definition of the word inspiration, odds are the photo of Sam Lynch would be sitting right beside it in a dictionary. Sam Lynch is this week's pick for First Responder Friday presented by Jiffy Lube, congratulations!

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 an oil change from Jiffy Lube on Commercial Drive in New Hartford and a Bundt cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes.

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