My name is Adam I'm new to firehouse, I'm 24 years old and have been in the fire service since I was 15. I am currently employed with Sheldon fire department as a firefighter II, and I am a volunteer Captain with Yemassee volunteer fire department. That is why I joined Firehouse I am young and have taken on the challenge of helping out Yemassee Fire Department, which has a very small budget and only three active volunteers who are certified (myself included). The rest of the volunteers are Explorers with no certifications. I am in dire need of advice on many topics such as obtaining gear and equipment, how to get new volunteers, and how to motivate the ones we already have. It is very nice to meet everyone and I hope to create a vast network of other firefighters and officers. I greatly appreciate any advice.