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Get to know #yourColletonFirefighter Roger Johnston on #firefighterfriday. Captain Johnston serves as the Deputy Fire Marshal and has been serving the community since 2001. Here is more information on Captain Johnston:

Roger entered the fire service in March of 1998 as a volunteer for Reevesville Fire Department. Some friends of his, who were already members, encouraged him to join. The group would tell Roger about all the fun they were having learning about the fire service, responding to emergencies, and the feeling of joy that only comes with serving others. He was looking for something to do between playing sports, and based on his friends’ stories, he figured he would try it. Although Roger wanted to pursue a degree in business and get a big fancy corporate job, he says, “That wasn’t what God planned for me!” Roger began his career at Colleton County Fire-Rescue on “D” shift; after obtaining his EMT, he transitioned into a 24/48 rotation. Over his career, Roger advanced through the ranks and worked his way to become Station 19’s Platoon Captain on “C” Shift. He developed a passion for Community Risk Reduction and Fire and Life Safety Education. This passion led him to make the decision to take on a new role in the Prevention Division and leave behind his beloved Platoon. Roger continually attends classes and quarterly training to improve Colleton Community Risk Reduction. The work in the Prevention Division does not go unnoticed; Colleton County Fire-Rescue has been awarded the South Carolina State Fire Marshal’s Office Fire Safe Community Designation for the past two years.

When Captain Johnston is not working, he can be found at his daughters’ sporting events; he is their biggest fan and can often be heard cheering from the bleachers or coaching the team. Roger never misses an invite for a round or two on the golf course, and he enjoys hunting and working on what seems like an endless list of projects around his house.

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