Meet Firefighter, Director Jeremy Dickinson
FEATURED MEMBER OF THE MONTH
Interior Firefighter, Director Jeremy Dickinson
Member since December 1999
Jeremy grew up in South Glens Falls, and moved to Queensbury a year after graduating in the Spring of '99 just before meeting his wife, Sandra, and joining Bay Ridge Vol. Fire Co., Inc. in December 1999. Jeremy and Sandra got married in 2008 and now have two kids together, Alexandra and Austin. Currently he is a maintenance supervisor at Crandall Public Library. His spare time is spent with the family, riding motorcycles, and watching football - big Pittsburgh Steelers fan!
Why did you choose to volunteer?
My father was a firefighter of 25 years, so I had been around it all my life. I knew when the time was right it would happen for me. It was one of the easiest decisions I ever made.
I always wanted to help out the community just like my dad. I enjoy a sense of family that comes from being in a department with great men and women with the same goal - that’s what I saw when I was a kid and my dad was a firefighter. I became a Jr. Firefighter with West Glens Falls, my first firefighting family.
What's your favorite part of the job?
My favorite part is helping in the community and surrounding areas whenever we can. It's amazing to see so many people in our department and other departments all working together with the same goal - to help others when needed.
Do you have a fondest memory or moment from your career?
I have many memories from being a volunteer fireman. The greatest memories I have are when we realize that in the heat of a structure fire things can easily escalate but no matter what happens there's a fireman nearby to get us through it.
What is your favorite type of drill? Would you say you have a specialization you prefer to focus on?
I enjoy search, rescue, and water rescue drills. I enjoy learning all aspects of rescue techniques and applying them to our training.
Could you provide some advice for someone who may be thinking about volunteering?
If you're thinking of becoming a volunteer, the fire department is a great place to start. It's an experience unlike any other, and you will get more out of it when you're there for a complete stranger who needs your help. You'll create friendships and expand your family as well as learn what it means to be a part of a community in a unique way.