December’s Member Spotlight features a man who, following in his father’s footsteps, has been involved in serving his community from a young age. At only twenty years old, EMT and Firefighter Robert (Robby) Motzel is no stranger to emergency services. Growing up, Robby’s father was very involved in emergency services, serving as the Chief of the Flemington Fire Department and as an EMT for approximately 10 years. As a result, Robby practically grew up in the firehouse. Recognizing his sense of service, Robby’s mother was the first person to encourage him to obtain his EMT certification.
Robby first joined the squad in 2016 at the age of 17 shortly after completing his Firefighter 1 course. He saw challenge and opportunity in gaining his EMT certification and serving the community through the Squad. Robby is also a member of Flemington Fire Department and was recently elected to a Lieutenant position. When Robby is not on an ambulance or fire truck, he enjoys playing a round of golf.
Robby is currently attending Raritan Valley Community College to obtain a criminal justice degree in hopes of eventually landing a job in law enforcement. When he is not going to school or volunteering at the Squad, he works at Copper Hill Country Club.
According to Robby being part of the rescue squad is “a life changing experience for the better, you get to meet all kinds of amazing people on and off calls and it’s a way to give back to your community.”