Meet the Volunteers

The Pittsylvania County Public Safety System depends on many community fire and rescue agencies, which are manned and operated by volunteers. These dedicated citizens spend hundreds of hours completing training, responding on a moment's notice to emergencies around the clock, and fundraising to ensure that their department has what it needs. 

When the average citizen calls 911, they have no idea who will show up to help them through their emergency. Whether it's a weekday morning, the middle of the night, or Christmas morning, Pittsylvania County volunteers are always ready to respond to an emergency. Here are a few of the hundreds of dedicated volunteers that sacrifice their time to provide quality and quick fire and EMS coverage. 

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  1. Emily Fowler
  2. Doc Strange
  3. Jordan Keatts
  4. Bryan Fox
  5. Carolyn Jarrett
  6.  Tim Maness

Emily Williams - Blairs Volunteer

Emily Fowler, Paramedic with Blairs Volunteer Fire and Rescue   

Late in 2020 Emily responded to a call for someone choking. Soon after the crew arrived, the patient went into cardiac arrest, and Emily jumped into action and began performing CPR, ultimately bringing the patient's pulse back. 

"It was pretty awesome because that doesn't happen very often," she said. "That's the greatest accomplishment a medic can have is getting someone's pulse back."

As a paramedic that responds to calls as a volunteer with Blairs and as a career EMS provider with Pittsylvania County Public Safety, Emily is always running through scenarios in her mind and planning how she could help her patient in different situations. 

"You need to be confident in your skill and know what to do in the event that something turns for the worst with your patient," she said. "You need to know what to do and not have to think about it."