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First Responders Day: Jacob Randalls
First Responders Day: Jacob Randalls
Posted on 10/29/2021
 It’s the only career that’s interested me, and I wouldn’t do anything else.”
By Stacia Harris
BCS Communications

We continue our week-long tribute to our BCS Graduates and First Responders with Jacob Randalls. Mr. Randalls is currently a firefighter with the Enka-Candler and Upper Hominy Fire Stations, and he’s a graduate of Enka High School (’12).

“My dad inspired me to get into this field,” said Randalls. “My dad was an Asheville fireman, and he retired in 2014. I’ve grown up around it my whole life. I went to visit him in the firehouse and ride with him in the truck. It’s the only career that’s interested me, and I wouldn’t do anything else.”
First Responders Day: Jacob Randalls
Randalls says it’s rewarding to work in the community in which he was raised and to help his neighbors every day. He says he’s also motivated every day by working alongside his fellow firefighters.

“You hear it on TV that a firehouse is like your second family, and it’s true,” he said.

Randalls says that he responds to all types of calls, and training is crucial.

“When I first started, I was nervous about responding to structure fires, but with all the training I’ve received, my confidence is built,” he said. “I’m relaxed but focused. And we know when we get a call, this is the worst day for that person. I’ve got to do everything I know to do to help save those people, their belongings, and what they’ve worked for!”

He says every day is rewarding and anyone can participate in this field- as a volunteer or paid firefighter.

“I would recommend people to volunteer first to see how they like it,” he said. “This career isn’t always like it’s portrayed on TV, and volunteering will help you experience that. I would add that it’s the most rewarding career you’ll ever have.”

Thanks to Jacob Randalls for your service to our community!

First Responders Day: Jacob Randalls

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