We’re proud and honored to serve the citizens of West Point, King William, and surrounding areas and we have to admit we couldn’t do it without our volunteers! We’re extremely proud to have the upstanding individuals that we do.
As our Member Spotlight resumes we’d like to introduce you to Ms. Jeanna Wilson! She’s been a member of the department for 11 years! She serves as our President and is an EMT. She’s also our Event Coordinator. You’ll see her helping out with Crab Carnival and the Firemans Parade…and the chili cook-off….she was even Santa’s helper!….and…well..she’s a busy lady!!
Jeanna grew up within the department. She’s 3rd generation to join! At 16, she started in our junior program. When asked what she enjoys most about being a member of WPVFD? “I enjoy serving the community I grew up in. I enjoy the small talk with patients that I know or know my family.” She is inspired by our Chief Spencer Cheatham. “I aspire to be successful like him. I always go to him when I have questions that I don’t know the answer to or if I need any advice.” Call us biased but we think that’s a great choice, Jeanna!
We asked if she had any advice for someone interested in entering the fire or EMS service. Jeanna answered, “…go into it with an open mind and thick skin. Don’t be afraid to ask for help physically or mentally.” She adds something she’s learned within the last month, “spend your time where you are happy. Life is too short to be unhappy.” In spite of her bustling schedule with us, Jeanna works a paid position as well. She’s a Reconciliation Specialist for King William county. Her travel bucket list includes a trip to Disney World with her 4yr old daughter! Sounds like an incredible trip! She enjoys crafting and says not many know she loves to use her Circuit machine and to cook. The last book she read was What Brothers Do by Dr. Michael Brown. The one item Jeanna can’t live without? Her phone. She’s in good company with that!
If you see Jeanna around town, give her a wave, a smile, and a thumbs up. Thank you Jeanna for your time and dedication to the community and to West Point Volunteer Fire Department!