Volunteer Spotlight: Kareem Lee

Kareem Lee has always enjoyed helping others and says that the volunteer fire service is the best place to be.

He first learned about Centre Square Fire Company from his friend Ted Fonash, who was serving as Captain at the time and now as Chief, and encouraged Kareem to stop by the station on a Monday drill night.

That was back in 2018 and five years later, he’s still here. Kareem volunteers as a volunteer firefighter and has learned new skills from many of Centre Square’s highly-trained members.

“You get to meet great individuals with tons of knowledge, experience and wisdom,” said Kareem.

What’s even better is learning from people who are friends, leaders and like a second family.

“Working with these men and women is like playing in the backyard with your siblings and cousins. They just make you feel like you have been there all along,” said Kareem.

Kareem has learned that the skill of a team is more than the people he trains with every week. It’s also the men and women in the fire service he works with when responding to mutual aid calls.

Unsure about volunteering in the fire service?

“Just ask any one of the family members of Centre Square Fire Company and they will walk you in the right direction,” advises Kareem.

Learn more about joining our team at CentreSquareFire.org!