For 24-year-old Mike Scannell, a lieutenant at the Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department in Breezy Point, NY, the desire to be a firefighter came to him after having spent years hanging around the firehouse with friends who were already involved. “What really helped me make the choice to be a volunteer firefighter was seeing the camaraderie of the members of Point Breeze, as well as knowing that I could learn skills that could be potentially life saving and that I could help the community,” Scannell says. In celebration of Fire Prevention Month, GOOD is partnering with Nest to share the personal stories of Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Department. Here, we take a closer look into the life of Lieutenant Mike Scannell; his firehouse, what motivated him to become a volunteer firefighter, and the daily struggles and triumphs of his profession.

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