Sep 16, 2016

Engineer by day, firefighter by night

For PPL Electric Utilities support engineer, Allyson Kilheffer, helping to keep customers’ lights on during the day isn’t enough. Helping to keep them safe in her off-hours is important too.

Kilheffer has volunteered for several years as a firefighter in Dauphin County, Pa. It’s not a casual commitment – the position requires extensive training and can involve risky situations. But she enjoys serving the community.

Kilheffer is one of many employees who volunteer as firefighters, emergency medical technicians or in related community roles. In many cases they are first responders in emergencies and they give countless hours to help their neighbors when they need help most. We applaud them, and all the first responders around the Nation, for being leaders in their communities.

September is National Preparedness Month and the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Department of Homeland Security urge everyone to take part in contributing to emergency preparedness in their community. Learn how to volunteer with different emergency response programs where you live.

Watch more of Allyson’s story here:

If you’re a volunteer first responder, please share this video with your fellow volunteers and encourage them to share it as well.