Name: Richard White Jr.
Call number: 9-3-62
Resides in Montauk
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.”