Rushing to aid people in pain or danger is just part of the daily lives of husband and wife Adam and Melissa Conley.
The volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technicians serve South Whidbey Fire/EMS. Adam Conley started as a firefighter in Dixon, Mo., before moving to Langley to be closer to his dad. Not only does he volunteer, but he works as an EMT for Rural Metro Ambulance.
Melissa Conley became an EMT after meeting Adam.
“This may sound like a cliché, but when you love your job like we do, you really don’t feel like you work a day in your life,” said Adam in a press release. “Being a volunteer first responder on Whidbey Island is where we belong. This is our calling.”
Understanding the need to be on call, Melissa Conley asked her groom only once to put away the pager — at the wedding altar.
“He had his best man wear it instead,” she said.
The Clinton couple is kept busy by a daughter. As a family they enjoy hiking, camping and playing paintball. Adam Conley also loves trout fishing, but hasn’t yet caught one at his favorite lake—much to his frustration.
Even with a daughter at home and regular jobs, the Conleys recommend volunteering with the fire protection district.
“South Whidbey Fire/EMS can help people get the training they need or to update skills,” Adam said. “We will help you become the best at handling any situation.”