Volunteer still fighting fires at 74

Firefighter says he's blessed with good health and a department that lets him stay on


By Matt Naber
The Bigfork Eagle

FERNDALE, Mont. — While most septuagenarians take a step back from physically demanding work, volunteer firefighter Jim Meyer, 74, continues to step up and help keep the community safe with the Ferndale Fire Department.

“I was blessed with good health and I just like to work,” Meyer said. “I don’t like to sit around too long.”

As a semi-retired logger, taking it easy during his golden years isn’t on Meyer’s agenda. Although, he said he runs out of wind sooner and doesn’t have the same level of endurance that he had when he first started fighting fires in his early 50s.

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