Rose Tree Fire Co.: Don Wilkins
Get to know this Rose Tree Fire Company first responder.
Media Patch wants you to get to know your first responders. They do dangerous work and Patch would like to recognize them. Here is a first responder who is also the second assistant chief at Rose Tree Fire Co. No. 1. Please send us first responders who you would like to see profiled.
Name: Don Wilkins
D.O.B.: Sept. 9, 1946
Rank/Title: Second Assistant Chief
How long have you been with the Rose Tree Fire Co.?
I've been with Rose Tree for 44 years and 10 years as assistant chief.
What do you like about your job?
Helping the community.
What do you dislike about your job?
Waking up at 3 a.m. for a fire call.
What inspired you to become a fire fighter?
My father, Charles Wilkins, was a founding charter member of the fire company.
What do you like about the greater Media area?
It's everybody's hometown. I love the area. It's down to earth, there's no hussle of the big city, but its very comfort around here and you can easily get anything you want.
What do you want the general public to know about the Rose Tree Fire Co.?
We're 100 percent volunteer and and all donations are gladly accepted.