Deputy Chief Myron Born
Myron Born started his fire service career in 1975 at the age of sixteen with the then Camp Springs Volunteer Fire Department. Myron quickly moved through the ranks in the department from Firefighter to Engineer, to Lieutenant, to Captain, to Assistant Chief, and then eventually Chief of the department in 1997.
During his tenure as Chief (1997-2002) one of his biggest accomplishments was to get
Emergency Medical Services (E.M.S.) into the Camp Springs area. In 1997 the department started an E.M.S. first response program so the department would have scheduled crews to make E.M.S. first response runs in the Camp Springs area. Prior to this the department did not offer any type of E.M.S. unless they were called out to assist with a MVA (Motor Vehicle Accident) by a neighboring department that was providing E.M.S. service to their area. With this new program in place both the community and members of the department saw how vital it was to have E.M.S. in their area and wanted to see more of it. The next step was to start manning a squad at the Camp Springs fire station on a part-time basis. Chief Born worked out a deal with the Silver Grove Volunteer Fire Department to run their squad for them every other weekend to give their personnel a break. The Camp Springs Volunteer Fire Department in a short time went from having no E.M.S. service immediately in their area to now having either a first response unit or a squad stationed at the firehouse. Manning the life squad on a part-time basis and offering a first responder unit all the time lasted for the next five years until Campbell County Fire District #1 was formed by consolidating the Camp Springs V.F.D., Silver Grove V.F.D., & Eastern Campbell County V.F.D. With two of the departments already working together (Camp Springs & Silver Grove) on manning a life squad together the consolidation was an easy decision for the members of the departments to make. If not for Chief Born thinking outside the box to get E.M.S. service to the Camp Springs area this consolidation might have been delayed by several years.
On January 1, 2002 Campbell County Fire District #1 was formed from the three departments to ensure a better service to its citizens. Chief Born played a big part in the consolidation going through by serving on the committee as a representative from Camp Springs V.F.D. When the consolidation took effect Chief Born stepped down as the chief of Camp Springs V.F.D. to become a Deputy Chief of the new Campbell County Fire District #1 fire department. Chief Born held the Deputy Chief rank since the department was formed and served as acting chief for a short period of time. One of Chief Born’s duties was overseeing the apparatus and their maintenance. Three years ago he saw the potential need for an All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) for the department to use during hunting accidents, large public events we host in our district, and some special areas of the district that we provide service to. With his forethought and planning the department was able to surplus some vehicles to help offset the startup cost of the departments first purchase of an ATV. In January 2014 he was awarded the Larry B. Atwell Lifetime Achievement award for his past achievements and lifelong dedication to the department by being “the most active volunteer” the department has had which he continued until his recent passing. He will be forever missed by us all.
Friday April 29 2016 4PM-8PM Layout @ Alexandria Funeral Home
Saturday April 30, 2016 10AM St. Josephs Church Camp Springs Christian Mass