Volunteer in the Spotlight

A.J. Terranova

For nearly five years now, A.J. Terranova has volunteered his time and talents with Bald Hills Fire.  A.J. is an external firefighter, driving and operating one of our 3,000-gallon water tenders, and operating a hose line from outside burning buildings.  A.J. recently became a certified EMT and is providing emergency medical care and transport to hospital when necessary.  In addition to his emergency services roles, A.J. helps the department with publishing articles and photos on our Facebook and webpages.

“I like helping people, my community and learning new things.  Volunteering with the fire department also keeps me active in my retirement years.”

A.J. is a ham radio operator, allowing him to talk to other “hams” around the world which he finds interesting.  He recently adopted a 115 pound Great Pyrenees dog which he enjoys taking for walks.  A former helicopter pilot, A.J. now enjoys flying his drone and RVing when the weather is nice.

When asked, A.J replied “I want to let people know that we need volunteers.  You can do a little or a lot.  You can consider what you do as a hobby like me, or take the free training, get experience, and then move to a paid department and start a rewarding career.  This is a great place to learn new things, meet new people and help others when they are having a bad day.”