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Mon. Feb 10th 2014
New Members!

We would like to welcome our newest members to the Hadensville Fire-Rescue family, Ryan and Joy East.  Ryan and Joy were...

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Response to Community Need

Thank you to everyone who has expressed interest in helping out the family in our area that needed help with their driveway t...

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Wed. Jan 15th 2014
Community Assistance Needed

This is a call for assistance from our community. We have a family in the Hadensville area that is in serious need of a load ...

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Meet Our Members: EMT, Joy East
Thu. Apr 6th 2017

Name:  Joy East

Position:  EMT

Age:  31

How long have you been a member of Hadensville Fire-Rescue, and why did you join? 

I have been a member for almost 4 years.......I think. I joined because I lived in Richmond City for 28 years of my life and my husband’s job brought us out here. I didn't know anyone, and wanted to involve myself to meet new people. My family has doubled in size since I joined, and I have a special relationship with the department because of the things we've done. 
 

What do you do as a career?

I am a sales coordinator for Daikin Applied which does commercial HVAC. I have been doing that for 12 years and absolutely love what I do. I help my sales team, and the office, I consider the people I work with my family as well. 
 

What is your favorite part of being a volunteer with Hadensville Fire-Rescue?

 

The people are now the friends that I consider family. My fire/rescue family means the world to me and I thank them for giving me that. I have a special friendship with each one of them.
 

What would you tell someone who is considering becoming a volunteer?

Why not? It's not for everyone and it's certainly crazy at times. If you want to be a part of something bigger than yourself, and something that is giving back to the community then I would. It's an amazing thing to be able to see others when they're at their most vulnerable and to be able to comfort and help them. 

Meet Our Members: Probationary Firefighter, Will Glaveskas
Thu. Apr 6th 2017

Name: William Glaveskas

Position:  Probationary Firefighter

Age:  19

How long have you been a member of Hadensville Fire-Rescue, and why did you join?

I have been a member of Goochland Fire-Rescue for a little over a year now, and have enjoyed every second of it. I joined when I was in High School because of the public safety class they offered.

What do you do as a career?

I currently work at Keswick Hall in Albemarle. I have taken a year off from school and plan to attend Radford University in the fall of 2017.

What is your favorite part of being a volunteer with Hadensville Fire-Rescue?

I love the comradery that comes with running Fire-Rescue and its ability to give back to the community.  Also, riding a Fire Engine is always a plus!

What would you tell someone who is considering becoming a volunteer? Do it! What do you have to lose?! The training is free and fun! Not to mention you get to spend time with a lot of amazing people!

Meet Our Members: Auxiliary Treasurer, Diane Crowson
Thu. Mar 16th 2017

Name: Diane Crowson

Position: Auxiliary Treasurer

Age: 54

How long have you been a member of Hadensville Fire-Rescue, and why did you join?

My past experience as a long-time member of another volunteer organization led me to join Goochland Fire and Rescue in 2013. I am currently serving as the Treasurer for the Auxiliary with Company 6. 

What do you do as a career?

I have been employed in healthcare for over 25 years.

What is your favorite part of being a volunteer with Hadensville Fire-Rescue?

I joined Goochland as a way to give back to a growing community with the need for volunteers.

What would you tell someone who is considering becoming a volunteer?

If you want to learn from the best and take your abilities beyond all your expectations, you need to become a VOLUNTEER with Goochland Fire and Rescue!

Meet Our Members: EMT Observer, Elizabeth Cullinan
Thu. Mar 16th 2017

Name: Elizabeth Cullinan

Position:  EMT-observer

Age: 17

How long have you been a member of Hadensville Fire-Rescue, and why did you join?

One year; I wanted to get experience before nursing school by serving my community.

What do you do as a career?

I'm a student at Goochland High School and J Sargent Reynolds Community College.

What is your favorite part of being a volunteer with Hadensville Fire-Rescue?

Being able to help others in their times of need.

What would you tell someone who is considering becoming a volunteer?

It is one of the most humbling ways to take part in ensuring the well-being of your community, and it is always a good idea to have a little bit of a medical background so that you know what to do in an emergency.

Meet Our Members: Auxiliary Member Gayle Long
Fri. Feb 3rd 2017

Name: Gayle Long

Position: Auxiliary 

Age: 66

How long have you been a member of Hadensville Fire-Rescue, and why did you join?

6 months. I joined in hopes of helping the Hadensville/Goochland community and the fire department in some way.

What do you do as a career?

Retired 

What is your favorite part of being a volunteer with Hadensville Fire-Rescue?

Kind of early for me to say. I enjoyed participating in the Santa breakfast meeting new people & families in the neighborhood. I'm looking forward to doing more events.

What would you tell someone who is considering becoming a volunteer?

It makes you feel good inside to help out in any small way in your neighborhood.

Meet Our Members: Firefighter Ryan East
Fri. Feb 3rd 2017

Name: Ryan East

Position: Firefighter

Age: 36

How long have you been a member of Hadensville Fire-Rescue, and why did you join?

Joined initially in 2000 and was a member for around 2 years until I received a job promotion out of the area with my career job, I returned to the area in 2013 and have been back around 3 years.  I joined because I enjoy assisting the members in my community and I also enjoy the friendships you build by being a member volunteering in the community.

What do you do as a career?

I am a loss prevention and operations support manager in the Richmond market for Lowe's

What is your favorite part of being a volunteer with Hadensville Fire-Rescue?

Learning and doing things that are extremely different from my mon-fri job.

What would you tell someone who is considering becoming a volunteer?

Definitely consider joining as you have the opportunity to make great lasting relationships with the other members and it's very rewarding to know that if someone is in need in our community that you are trained and certified to assist.  

Meet Our Members: Auxiliary Member Brenda Wilcox
Sun. Jan 8th 2017

Name: Brenda Wilcox

Position: Auxiliary Member

Age: 78

How long have you been a member of Hadensville Fire-Rescue, and why did you join?

I am a founding member of the Hadensville Fire Rescue Auxiliary and a previous member of the Hadensville-Fife Auxiliary. I joined the Auxiliary because I saw a need for supporting the Fire Rescue members. Being a Fire Rescue volunteer requires lots of time and they do not have time for things like fundraising.

What do you do as a career?

Office Manager

What is your favorite part of being a volunteer with Hadensville Fire-Rescue?

Meeting people in the Hadensville and Goochland community. Supporting our dedicated Fire Rescue members.

What would you tell someone who is considering becoming a volunteer?

It’s a great way to get involved in the community and meet your neighbors.

Meet Our Members: Firefighter/EMT Maurice Snead
Sun. Jan 8th 2017

Name: Maurice Snead

Position: Volunteer Firefighter and EMT

Age: 33

How long have you been a member of Hadensville Fire-Rescue, and why did you join?

Been at volunteer since 2000 I joined Hadensville because I wanted to give back to my community. I started out in the Goochland High School EMT program in my Junior year (00-01). My senior year (01-02) I went through the firefighter program. I still continue to take classes and do training as things are continuing to change all the time.

What do you do as a career?

I’m a full time truck driver.

What is your favorite part of being a volunteer with Hadensville Fire-Rescue?

The best part of being a volunteer in Hadensville is that we are one big family and everyone gets along. 

What would you tell someone who is considering becoming a volunteer?

Someone that wants to join Hadensville Fire Rescue I would tell them to do it. It’s a very rewarding job. There’s no such word as “CAN’T” because you don’t know what you can do until you try. 

Meet Our Members: Fire Rescue Secretary/Treasurer, Cindy Matthews
Fri. Dec 2nd 2016

Name:  Cindy Matthews

Position: Company 6 Fire-Rescue Secretary/Treasurer (previous position Auxiliary member and President)

Age: 43 until 12/11!

How long have you been a member of Hadensville Fire-Rescue, and why did you join? 

I have been a member just shy of 10 years. (10 yrs in Feb or March 2017). I joined to give back to my community. While I am unable/unqualified to be a call running F/R member, I feel that all positions held within the department are all important to better serve the citizens of our great community.

What do you do as a career?

CEO of The Matthews’ Household (Family First)

Goochland Middle School Swim Team Coach

What is your favorite part of being a volunteer with Hadensville Fire-Rescue?

My favorite part of being a volunteer is my Fire/Rescue second family! 

What would you tell someone who is considering becoming a volunteer? 

Never take for granted what the dedicated men and women do every day to save the lives of others. What’s stopping you today from becoming a volunteer?

“Nothing changes if nothing changes”~Author Unknown 

Meet Our Members: Rescue Captain, Michele Brooks
Fri. Dec 2nd 2016

Name: Michele Brooks

Position: Rescue Captain

Age: 45

How long have you been a member of Hadensville Fire-Rescue, and why did you join?

I have been a member for almost 25 years.  I joined in 1992 after moving to the area from the west end of Henrico.  I never thought about running fire and rescue until my fiancé at the time/now husband and I moved to the area.  When my husband joined, I would go with him and hang out with other fire/rescue members at the fire house.  Everyone was so nice and fun and I remember very clearly when they would get a call.  It was exciting watching them drive off with lights and sirens knowing they were going to help someone.  Sounds crazy, I know but that's what it felt like to me. Listening to the stories of how they saved this person, or how big the fire was or hearing about babies being born, I was hooked.  After a few months,  I turned in my application for fire and rescue.  Best decision I ever made.

What do you do as a career?

After withdrawing from nursing school, I stayed home to raise our three children.  I am heading back to school in the spring to get my Fire Science degree.

What is your favorite part of being a volunteer with Hadensville Fire-Rescue?

It's always been the friendships that we have.  We know how to joke and have fun but when it comes to running calls, it's all business.  It's about being there in someone's time of need and giving them the best care they deserve.

What would you tell someone who is considering becoming a volunteer?

I have always said, you have to feel it in your heart.  If you don't feel it there then why do it. We do not do this for glory or recognition.  We do it to help people.  It's not for everyone and we are a rare breed but we welcome everyone who wants such a rewarding experience.   The training takes time, but is such an awesome feeling when you have reached  the goal of being an EMT or Firefighter.

 

Meet Our Members: Auxiliary Secretary Marjorie Mayo
Mon. Nov 7th 2016

Name: Marjorie Mayo

Position: Auxiliary Secretary

How long have you been a member of Hadensville Fire-Rescue, and why did you join?

I've been a member for almost 5 years. I joined the auxiliary as a way to support my local Fire & Rescue volunteers and the community.

What do you do as a career?

I am the office manager and customer support for Finite Matters Ltd. in Goochland. We are a software developers specializing in data base publishing.

What is your favorite part of being a volunteer with Hadensville Fire-Rescue?

The best part about volunteering with Hadensville Fire-Rescue is the people and the fun community events that we sponsor.

What would you tell someone who is considering becoming a volunteer?

I would urge anyone who wants to volunteer in community service to come join the Hadensville Fire & Rescue or the Auxiliary. It's a great way to get to know your neighbors and provide support to our Fire & Rescue volunteers.

Meet Our Members: Fire Lieutenant Tod Van Dusen
Mon. Nov 7th 2016

Name: Tod Van Dusen

Position: Fire Lieutenant

Age: 54

How long have you been a member of Hadensville Fire-Rescue, and why did you join?

I have been a member for 10 years. There was a desperate need for volunteers and I was able to help fill it.

What do you do as a career?

I have been a Tractor-Trailer driver for 32 years.

What is your favorite part of being a volunteer with Hadensville Fire-Rescue?

EVERYTHING! But mostly training the next generation of Firefighters,EMTs and leaders.

What would you tell someone who is considering becoming a volunteer?

Quit saying I'll do it later, later takes to long to get here. We need you NOW!

Meet Our Members: Fire Captain Chris Brooks
Wed. Feb 4th 2015

Name: Chris Brooks

Position: Fire Captain

Age: 43

How long have you been a member of Hadensville Fire-Rescue, and why did you join?

I joined in August 1992 after moving to the area. I was looking into starting a career in Fire and EMS and felt like the best way to get experience was by volunteering. I had been living in Henrico County and they did not have but a few volunteer firefighters so once I moved into Goochland I made sure I looked for a department to join.

What do you do as a career?

I am a career Battalion Chief with Albemarle County Fire Rescue and have been there for 17 years.

What is your favorite part of being a volunteer with Hadensville Fire-Rescue?

The friendships and the camaraderie that I have within the department. I enjoy being able to help my neighbors during their time of need.

What would you tell someone who is considering becoming a volunteer?

I strongly recommend becoming a volunteer with Goochland County. We have state of the art equipment and it will truly change your life. Once it gets in your blood you will always want to remain a part of it.

Meet Our Members: District Chief Jay Cullinan
Thu. Jan 1st 2015

This is the first in a series of several posts to introduce our members to the community, letting you know who you may find behind the red lights and sirens.

 

Name: Jay Cullinan

Position: District Chief

Age: 38

How long have you been a member of Hadensville Fire-Rescue, and why did you join?

I’ve been a member for almost 23 years, joining about a month after I turned 16 years old.  I grew up less than a half of a mile from the station, and can vividly remember watching the fire trucks and ambulance drive past my house with their lights and sirens on.  I was always in awe of them as they drove by, and I would run into our front yard to catch a closer look. 

Growing up, I always had great respect for the men and women who volunteered at Hadensville Fire-Rescue, such as my next-door neighbor Linwood Trice (one of the founding members), or my mother’s close friend Ginny Fleischman, who both had a huge impact on my view of what community is, and how neighbors should treat one another. 

In High School, several of my friends had joined other fire-rescue companies in Goochland, and I saw the close bond that they had with other fire-rescue members.  While the excitement of possibly responding to fires and car accidents intrigued me, the sense of family and belonging to something much bigger was what really moved me to join.  It was easily one of the best decisions of my life.

What do you do as a career?

I am fortunate enough to do what I love as a volunteer and for a career also.  I have worked for the fire department in Spotsylvania County since I was 20 years old, currently serving as the Deputy Chief of Support Services.  My involvement as a volunteer with Hadensville Fire-Rescue, and the training that was provided to me, has provided me with a foundation that has allowed me to be successful in my field of work.

What is your favorite part of being a volunteer with Hadensville Fire-Rescue?

I truly enjoy working with other people, coming together to achieve great things while helping others in our community.  I was fortunate to grow up in a great family, but I have been very blessed being a part of a second family in the fire-rescue service.  The sense of belonging, and the feeling of brotherhood is something that is hard to describe, but I can only equate it to what some may feel in the armed forces.  The things we encounter are often tragic, but we get through them together, always watching out for each other.

Additionally, being the District Chief is something I am very proud of.  I am proud to be the leader of a great group of people in our community, and I strive to fill the shoes of many great people who have fulfilled that role before me.  Men like Linwood Trice, Wayne Pryor, John Long, Kenny Waddy, and Chris Brooks have set a tremendously high bar to live up to, but our community deserves no less.

What would you tell someone who is considering becoming a volunteer?

It’s not always easy, but it is well worth it.  Though the training does take time, it is free and will teach you lessons for a lifetime.  Becoming a firefighter or EMT provides an opportunity to get to know your community better, to become a part of a much larger family, and to accomplish things as a team that you may never have thought you could have achieved as an individual.

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