National First Responders Day

It’s National First Responders Day and 8-koi has thanks to give to its first responder employees, including first responder with the Cuba Volunteer Fire Dept. in New Mexico, Ben Yeargin.

Pictured here is Ben in training for a 3,000 acre controlled burn. Each day Ben is prepared to respond to escalating or emergency situations involving wildland fires, traffic control for motor vehicle accidents, structure fires and search and rescue in local public lands.

Most recently Ben spent two weeks on assignment in the woods assisting the National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management to promote healthy forestry through controlled burns. Ben believes each one of us can benefit the greater good through volunteering or donating locally.

Do you know a first responder? Tell us about them.