By Debbie Adams
The Town of Vinton and the Vinton Messenger are saluting members of the Vinton First Aid Crew (VFAC). This week’s featured volunteer is Logan Klepal. He has been with the crew for three years, serving as a Paramedic.
He was named VFAC “Member of the Year” for 2022 at the recent Installation of Officers ceremony on Dec. 7, chosen by his peers. He was installed as 2nd Lieutenant with the crew.
Klepal is from Pittsburgh and is currently a Critical Care student at Radford University-Carilion. He was motivated to join the Vinton First Aid Crew by his past 911 experiences and his desire to serve the community.
He says that volunteering in Vinton he is surrounded by “good people,” he receives high activity experience, and “sometimes there are free sandwiches.”
“We are truly blessed to have the Vinton First Aid Crew in our town,” says Vinton Mayor Brad Grose. “The Crew has a long history of service to the residents of Vinton and the surrounding area. Many of our citizens have amazing stories about the wonderful service provided to them by the devoted members of the Crew.”
“A common trait among individual members of the crew is their desire to serve their fellowman,” Grose said. “The Vinton First Aid Crew offers an opportunity to serve, and it also provides valuable medical training that can truly be lifesaving. There is a strong sense of camaraderie and family in the Crew that is rarely duplicated in organizations of its size.”
“The citizens of Vinton can rest assured that they will always receive professional and caring service from the dedicated members of our Vinton First Aid Crew.”
Thank you for your service, Logan Klepal!