Gerold Seppelt, Stirling CFS
Gerold joined the CFS in 1983. He was keen to give back to the community in some way and felt the CFS was a good choice as he had ties with the land.
The Stirling CFS unit responds to about 300 calls per year. They have 40 active members and run 5 trucks
For Gerold, working with the CFS is rewarding as he likes helping people get out of trouble. “We might have just saved their house from fire or pulled them out of their wrecked car. The look on their faces when you’ve helped them is the best thing to experience.”
Gerold is very used to helping people. His day time job is that of a general patrol officer with the SA police, working in the Hills Murray local service unit.
Gerold has also been training the CFS volunteers for the past 19 years and gets a great deal of pleasure in watching the young CFS members come through the ranks and become competent as operational CFS members. “We’ve got a good mix of people here and I really enjoy the camaraderie of the team and the whole team ethic. You form friendships for life with your fellow team members.”