Editor’s Note: The Herald has partnered with Botetourt County Fire & EMS to highlight the men and women that are keeping the county safe during this uncertain time. Every week, Fire & EMS workers will be highlighted.
Jake East has been working with Botetourt Fire & Ems as a Firefighter/EMT since 2015. He started his fire and EMS career in 2007 as a volunteer with Stewartsville Rescue Squad in Bedford County. He enjoys spending time with dog and going and fishing and hunting.
Firefighter EMT Justin Schmidt is a recent graduate of the Regional Fire Academy Class 24, has been with Botetourt Fire/EMS for a year, and is currently assigned to Engine 7 on Black shift. He enjoys the outdoors, music, and spending time with his wife and daughter.