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From the Jubilee to fighting fires, it’s all about community

Nick Bonniville of Gloucester, is a Master Medic/Firefighter with Hampton Fire and Rescue. When he’s not at the station, Bonniville spends his down time actively participating in volunteer work in the community.

Bonniville comes from a family of firemen with his grandfather, father and other family members having served as firefighters. Bonniville said he first volunteered at Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad in 1996.

This last year, COVID-19 added extra layers of difficulty to those who work in emergency services. Bonniville said that the different ways the virus affected people and the potential severity of contracting it played mind games with him and his peers. He said the added caution they had to take set them back when it came to responding to calls.

Bonniville said he was glad that he could aid in COVID-19 relief efforts by administering vaccinations. He said it was a rewarding experience seeing hope return to the eyes of those who received the vaccinations.


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