To help celebrate Valentine’s Day, the Chester County Fire Chiefs Association is paying special tribute to couples who keep the spark of romance alive by saving lives together as volunteer firefighters.
Malvern Battalion Fire Chief Neil Vaughn came to Andrea’s rescue after she was in a car accident during slippery winter conditions. Andrea, a school administrator, was dressed in her skirt and heels, and Neil gave her his turnout gear coat to help her stay warm.
The two would run into each other again on the job. Neil responded to a fire alarm at the school where Andrea works. Fortunately, there was no real fire, but more than a few sparks flew between the pair.
As the couple’s relationship grew so did their commitment to helping fight fires in Chester County. A third generation firefighter, Neil moved up the ranks, continued his education in training, participated in drills and meetings, and dedicated himself to the fire service and its members.