Meet your local firefighters
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
employed/Vine First Ltd
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.