Volunteering Is Second Nature For Montauk EMS Worker Dick White

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Name: Richard White Jr.

Call number: 9-3-62

Resides in Montauk

Age: 73

Company: Montauk, Company 4

Role: Driver and fire policeman. Formerly an EMT and firefighter.

Number of calls responded to in 2013: 100

Number of years volunteering: 49. He was named Fireman of the Year in the 1990s.

Why did you get involved with the local ambulance company?: “I never gave it much thought. It’s something I grew up with. Your father was a fireman and your friends’ fathers were firemen. It was just something you wanted to do. My son [Richard White III] is also a fireman for the department.”

What do you find most rewarding about the experience?: “You help someone in need. You don’t think about it, you just do it. Someone needs you and you go.”

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