Desire to Serve His Community Motives SBES Volunteer
Daniel Dix enjoys the energy and motivation he was raised to have and has turned it into a desire to serve his community as a South Branch Emergency Services Rescue Associate.
“It exhilarates me to take a piece of all of that and introduce it back into this organization and the great members that it has,” Daniel, 35, said.
He grew up in an urban area, with family and friends that had careers in emergency services. Their experiences, including his father’s 25 years as a police officer, influenced him to become interested in various types of technical rescue.
“Just seeing his commitment to the community was something that I wanted to take part in as well,” Daniel said.
Daniel has been involved in emergency services since he was 16 years old. Having received his EMT certification in 2005, Daniel now holds certifications in water rescue, confined space, trench rescue, vehicle extrication, rope rescue, firefighter I and II, structural collapse, as well as various ICS training, OSHA training, and HAZMAT training. In 2009, Daniel became a volunteer firefighter as another means of serving his community.
He moved to Hunterdon County in 2015 where he currently lives with his supportive wife and two daughters, ages 4 and 6. Daniel joined South Branch in May of 2022 and has been enjoying the teamwork and opportunity to give back.
“We each have different stories on why we became involved in public service, and different things we can offer,” he said. “We each have different motivations on why we do what we do. Together we all have one common goal, which is to have the ability to save life and property, and educate the thousands that live, work, and commute throughout our community.” South Branch Emergency Services is looking for volunteers like you! No experience is necessary, and training and gear are provided for members. Visit sbes365.org to sign up or learn more.