Meet your lo­cal fire­fight­ers

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They drop ev­ery­thing to an­swer every call, but who are the peo­ple in­volved in the Blen­heim Vol­un­teer Fire Brigade? We meet the crew. This week it’s Carl Jack­son in the spot­light.

Act­ing Se­nior Sta­tion

Rank:

Of­fi­cer

42

Age: Oc­cu­pa­tion/Com­pany:

em­ployed/Vine First Ltd

Self

I’ve been a vol­un­teer fire­fighter for 11-ish years hav­ing served with Mart­in­bor­ough VFB, Sed­don VFB (9 years) and Blen­heim VFB (one year)

Been a fire­fighter for?:

Apart from help­ing oth­ers it’s al­ways good to give back to the com­mu­nity. There is an el­e­ment of ad­ven­ture - not know­ing what we are go­ing to

Why did I join?

and hav­ing to prob­lem solve along the way keeps it in­ter­est­ing.

Most mem­o­rable ‘‘clas­sic’’ mo­ment:

A clas­sic mo­ment was ar­riv­ing at a ve­hi­cle rollover to dis­cover the driver stand­ing be­side the car cov­ered head to toe in a coloured sub­stance - turns out he was a pain­ter and the paint tins had let go in the ac­ci­dent. Thank­fully he wasn’t in­jured.

ROBB DUFF

Carl Jack­son.

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