James Rawley   Past Chief     

 

James Rawley
  Past Chief

 

 

What is your name? 
James " Jay " Rawley

Current position in Chelsea FD? 
Interior Firefighter, Driver, Past Chief

How long have you been in the fire service?
30 years

Why did you join the Fire service?
To help the citizens of the Chelsea Fire District during times of emergency.

Did you have certain expectations of what it might be like to belong to a Fire department prior to joining?
Yes. Firefighting & Rescue, I was also aware of the time Commitment. 

Were your expectations met? What was different than you expected? 
Some. It always gives me great pleasure to help people in their time of need.

What are your goals within Chelsea FD?The retirement is a definite bonus. I enjoy passing along my knowledge to younger members.

How has being a member of Chelsea FD affected your home/family life?  
Why do you volunteer?
It does take away from family time, however the benefit of helping people exceeds any inconvenience.

What is your Primary occupation?
Physician assistant

Why do you volunteer?
Doing something different than my primary job. Looking forward to the unexpected.

What is one thing that you would like to tell a potential new member?
There is a tremendous amount of pride in volunteering especially if you have skills that can help your community.