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What is your name? 
Karter Kearns

Current position in Chelsea FD? 
Exterior Junior Firefighter

How long have you been in the fire service? 
5 months

Why did you join the Fire service?  
To give back to my community

Did you have certain expectations of what it might be like to belong to a Fire department prior to joining? 
I expected to assist the community with any hazard that would affect life, property, or the environment

Were your expectations met? what was different than you expected? 
My expectations were greatly exceeded, but there were also added benefits that I didn't know about which I'm very grateful for.

What are your goals within Chelsea FD? 
I would hope that one day I can become Chief and carry on the legacy that my Grandpa started.

How has being a member of Chelsea FD affected your home/family life? 
It had effected it greatly and being a full time student doesn't really help it. Trying to balance Homework, Company meetings, House committee and responding to calls causes me to juggle, but I'm so glad that I can work everything out in the end. I've missed some family dinners and birthdays, but its so worth the sacrifice.

What is your primary occupation?
Full time High School Student

Why do you volunteer? 
I volunteer because I am excited for a new adrenaline rush and I've always wanted to give back to the community.

What is one thing that you would like to tell a potential new member? 
It's a big commitment and some people may think you're crazy, but if I can handle it , you can too. It may be hard a lot of the times, but it's so worth it in the end