Wanted: People To Vote For Richmond
Jim Richmond, fire chief of the Paden City Volunteer Fire Company, has been nominated as an America’s Most Wanted All-Star. Nominated by his fellow firefighters, he is among many nominated to win $10,000 and two tickets to the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series All-Star Challenge on May 22 in Charlotte, N.C., along with round-trip coach airfare, hotel accommodations, non-exclusive ground transportation, and an America’s Most Wanted varsity jacket. John Walsh, host of America’s Most Wanted, will present the $10,000 check to the All-Star winner at the NASCAR Sprint Cup event. To be in the running for the grand prize, Richmond must be named a weekly finalist. The finalist each week is entered for the grand prize and also wins an America’s Most Wanted duffel bag. The weekly finalist who receives the most votes during the All-Star voting period will be named the 2010 America’s Most Wanted All-Star winner.
In order to be named a finalist, Richmond needs the community’s votes. Persons may vote once daily by text message or on-line. To text a vote from a Sprint or Nextel cell phone, send a text message to 4AMW with the short code corresponding to Jim Richmond’s information on the AMW Web site. Standard text messaging charges apply to both the vote text and the confirmation message received. To submit a vote on-line, visit www.amw.com/allstar and enter a true and correct e-mail address. For more information visit www.amw.com. The America’s Most Wanted All-Star contest ends May 3.
Richmond is a veteran firefighter who continues to serve after 57 years. A volunteer fire chief for 45 years, Richmond loves the job and says, “It’s not a vocation for me, it’s a challenge.” A fire service instructor himself, he continues to attend regular in-service training and attends seminars and conferences around the state working attentively to keep fire company members up to date on safety, policies, procedures, techniques, and equipment. Chief Richmond is at the front of fund raising activities, always working to ensure the Paden City Fire Company and its members are well equipped, well trained, and well informed. Richmond is one of the original members of the State Fire Commission and current member and former president of the West Virginia State Fire Chiefs Association. He is well known and respected throughout the firefighting community in West Virginia.