SEPTEMBER 2021 VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT
Scott M. Krakowski “Kracky”
Firefighter / EMT / Public Safety Diver
Member Since July 2009
Past Positions: Senior Rescue Diver, Engineer, Lieutenant, Captain, Water Team Leader
Some people are lucky to discover their calling in life, let alone have the opportunity to pursue it as a career. It just so happens that Scott Krakowski was put on this earth to rescue people when they are trapped, hurt, or injured, and we are lucky that he spends his days using that gift. Scott’s love for his family extends outward to his fire family and contributes to his unrelenting desire for excellence. You’d be hard pressed to find a rescuer with more knowledge, and most importantly, a keen ability to quickly analyze a rescue situation and determine the best course of action. Scott’s assessment of these situations is a surgical process and he approaches his life saving work with vigor. Scott has afforded families the opportunity to spend more time with loved ones, to roam this earth in pursuit of their life’s calling, he wards away death with unrivaled intensity. There’s no denying that when Scott climbs onto the Rescue truck, the possibility of a positive outcome increases exponentially. It’s true, not all heroes wear capes, sometimes they appear to us with soot and sweat on their face, wearing turnout gear, a hydraulic tool in their hands, and eyes that tell us everything will be alright because help has arrived.
Certifications: NJ Firefighter 2, NJ Fire Officer 2, NJ Emergency Medical Technician, NJ Fire Instructor Level 1, NJ Drill Ground Instructor, NJ Incident Management Level 3, NJ Hazardous Material Operations, Incident Safety Officer, Health and Safety Officer, National Wildfire Coordinating Group Type 1 Wildland Firefighter, Rapid Intervention Team Technician, Emergency Response Diving International Level 1 Public Safety Diver, National Fire Protection Association Rescue Technician.
Awards: Firefighter of the Year 2011, Multiple Hurst Green Cross Awards and Holmatro Gold Pin Awards. Length of service awards for 5yrs, 7 yrs, and 10yrs.
Visit Hightstown’s Facebook page to read the full story about Scott Krakowski including his first call and his reason for joining.