Everyday Heroes — photo essay

Every day, student volunteers and alumni in the Geneseo Fire Department help fellow community members in their most vulnerable times. Saving lives, they find extended family and personal revelations.

One third of the department's all-volunteer squad are Geneseo students. As medics and firefighters, they push themselves, confront their fears and learn to act in chaos as second nature.

They take their desire to help others with them.