Pasadena coffee truck owner hopes to increase volunteer firefighter numbers

  • Source: WBALTV
  • Published: 04/16/2019 12:00 AM

The number of people signing up to volunteer as firefighters is on the decline and a local fire fighter is working to change that. Duanne McKee is planning to use funds from his coffee truck, Second Alarm Brewhouse, in Pasadena, to revive the Riviera Beach Volunteer Fire Company building. It's on Fort Smallwood Road and is in bad shape. McKee is trying to raise $100,000. He wants to turn the building into a volunteer firefighter museum and education and recruitment center for the community. McKee said becoming a volunteer firefighter is a rewarding way to give back. "Everybody wants to help somebody. It's built into our DNA. It's who we are, and you put community on top of that, it makes you want to be a part of something. Everybody wants to be a part of something. Being a volunteer firefighter is noble, it's brave," McKee said.


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