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    Warrior Finds A Way

    Mountain Peak training exercise

    Photo By Capt. Matthew Pargett | U.S. Army captain Devin Reierson pauses during the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th...... read more read more



    Story by Staff Sgt. James Avery 

    1st Brigade Combat Team,10th Mountain Division (LI)

    On August 24, 2019 at 10:17 p.m. the Chaumont volunteer fire department received a call for emergency responders to the home of Larissa Blake, who unexpectedly went into labor. Among those first responders was volunteer firefighter and U.S. Army captain Devin Reierson.

    Reierson, along with the help of EMT Nicholas Birchenough, delivered the baby at 10:29 p.m. in the Blake’s bathroom.

    “Not all the calls are good ones, but this one was good,” said Capt. Reierson, Chief of Plans, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. “I’ve been a volunteer firefighter in one capacity or another for about ten years now, and it’s an incredibly rewarding way to actively serve in the local community.”

    In the last year Capt. Reierson has logged 530 hours as a volunteer fire fighter at the Chaumont volunteer fire department. During that time he has served as the 2nd Assistant Chief responding to calls across the North Country community.

    “Being a volunteer firefighter was the coolest thing I could think of when I was 18 years old,” said Capt. Reierson.

    Even with responsibilities to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, Capt. Reierson manages to balance both his professional requirements and his volunteer aspirations, and he plans to continue his service in both as long as he can.



    Date Taken: 09.07.2019
    Date Posted: 09.08.2019 18:30
    Story ID: 338840
    Location: FORT DRUM, NY, US 

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