This week we introduce you to Brittany. Brittany joined as a Junior in February of 2017. She had always been a person who wanted to help people. When asked her inspiration for joining, Brittany had this to say:
“One day I had gotten home from school and I heard the siren go off. I looked down my street and saw light smoke coming out of a house and thought that didn’t look normal. Sure, enough, it was not. I watched all the fire trucks lined up down my street. I just thought wow that seems so awesome-get to ride on a fire truck and answer the call to help people. After that call I went to my cousin who was the Deputy Chief at the time, and I said I want to join. So, he gave me an application and here I am!”
As one of our top responders, you can often find Brittany on any call. She serves as an EMT, Firefighter and sworn in Fire Police Officer. Initially, she only wanted to fight fire but then found a desire to get her EMT.
“I took EMT in 2019 at 19 and it was the best decision I made. I try to convince everyone around me to take EMT. It is a commitment to take the class but reward of being an EMT really pays off. There is a strong need for EMT's, and Paramedics right now. I would definitely challenge anyone who reads this to look into being one. Reach out to North Penn Fire Company or your Local firehouse/ambulance squad to learn more.”
She currently balances being a VOLUNTEER with a full time job and full time student aspiring to be a teacher one day. As a third generation firefighter, she comes from a long line of those dedicated to serve. Brittany was the recipient of the 2020 QRS Award and a 2020 unit citation for her work on the QRS Crew on December 13, 2020. The fire house is her second home and members her second family. A family who all shares the same passion.
Interested in gaining a second family like Brittany did? Message us today to see what we’re all about.
This is Jenna. Jenna is a mother of two, wife and volunteer firefighter. As a volunteer she also works a full time job as a case manager advocating for children. She has spent the last 15 years dedicated to advocating for our youth. She has been with the company for over 5 years now. When asked what made her join North Penn, this is what she had to say:
“ I had lived in the Borough for a few years at that point. Whenever I would hear the house siren and receive the fund drive in the mail, I would think- I want to do that! Then one day as I was pushing my kids for a walk around town, the firehouse siren went off almost 3 times in that hour and I saw a truck drive by. That was it, that was my sign. My son was 1, my daughter was 3 and I felt like this is the perfect opportunity to be a part of something bigger then myself, bigger then just being a wife and mother. The next week I was at drill and never stopped going.”
We encourage anyone who wants to be a member to join. We have positions for anyone who wants to give back to the community so when asked what she would say to those considering joining or those who think they aren’t firefighter material, this is what she has to say:
“My biggest regret is I didn’t join sooner. Fire school was a big commitment. But honestly the hours accommodate working individuals and the firehouse rallied behind me so it made the transition easier. We all have lives, families and careers outside of North Penn. The expectation isn’t that you respond to every call. The firehouse isn’t manned every hour of every day, so you respond to calls as you can and give your all each time. I was a 30 year old, wife, mother to two little ones, with a full time career- if I can do it, ANYONE can!”
She was awarded Firefighter of the year in 2017 for her dedication to the company. Jenna is the chair to our fundraising department and Secretary of our board of trustees.
If you find yourself in a position like Jenna, don’t wait! Message us today to arrange a time for you to check us out.