Volunteer Spotlight - William "Jim" Dunn

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The International Fire Relief Mission is pleased to announce William “Jim” Dunn II to its advisory board Jim will be the Chief of Business, Finance.

Jim Dunn remembers his first fire like it was yesterday – a large brush fire in cut over timber, and he was handed a full Indian Tank and told, “Go put it out!”
That was over 40 years ago, and he has been involved with fire and emergency services since.

A native of Goochland County, Virginia, he was one of the founders and charter members of Fife Volunteer Rescue Squad, a part of Goochland County Fire & Rescue.  He served as training officer and helped build the department’s first ambulance, a Chevy Suburban.

After marriage and moving to the Richmond VA area, he joined the Tuckahoe Volunteer Rescue Squad and was one of the early “Cardiac EMT” program members – an advanced life support technician that was the forerunner to today’s paramedic program.

He is a former member of the East Rivanna Fire Department in Keswick Virginia, as well as Fife, Manakin and Centerville Stations in Goochland County. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the International Fire Relief Mission which promotes fire training and provides apparatus and equipment to lesser developed fire departments throughout the world.  He is a member of the Eastern North Carolina Firefighters Association, the North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs, the National Volunteer Fire Council and NFPA.

He currently holds NFPA Firefighter II and HazMat Operations Certifications, and has held NFPA Instructor Level Certifications.

Jim has been involved in apparatus sales for over 30 years, and is considered an expert in the design and function of fire apparatus.  He is the Eastern North Carolina Regional Sales Representative for Safe Industries, the KME and FES Fire Apparatus for North & South Carolina.  He lives near Southport, NC.

You can contact Jim @ mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


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