A Note from the Chief

Many in the Bird-in-Hand community are undoubtedly familiar with the New Testament story of the Good Samaritan. In that parable, the Good Samaritan tosses aside his ideas of race, culture, and class and decides to help a person in need (his neighbor) on the basis of kindness and doing the right thing.

Is a firefighter’s motivation any different? At the Bird-in-Hand Fire Station, we welcome community members who want to help others and want to make a difference for someone who is experiencing a crisis.

The Fire Company’s mission statement mentions “all who are willing to serve.” The finer details of being a firefighter, such as how to fight a fire, how to rescue a person from a crashed car, or how to drive a fire truck can readily be taught to a person who is motivated to serve others and be a team player.