Volunteer Emergency Response Hero: Erin Martin, Chili Fire Department, Chili, WI
Erin has always had a passion for helping others. In August 2011 when a tornado devastated Chili, WI, Erin, with the Chili Fire Department, helped victims of the disaster right after the tornado. It doesn't end there. Through the weeks after the tornado struck, Erin organized a disaster relief command at the Chili Town Hall where she had the basic necessities for victims. She also organized many volunteers to help with debris pick up and was able to get oil for the chainsaws, machinery for the pick-up and even a mobile home donated for someone who lost their home in the tornado. She put her life on hold and became absorbed with helping others.
The Volunteer Emergency Response Hero Award is sponsored by Aspirus Wausau Hospital