Alpha Volunteer Fire Company Member Profile: Robert Kurzinger Jr.

We first met Robert Kurzinger Jr. when we drafted him to be part of Alpha's first television commercial recruitment campaign.  In 2007, he'd already been an Alpha for 16 years--and represented the quiet everyman committed to doing what was needed for the Fire Company.  As you'll see in this member profile--he remains a man of few words committed to the job at hand, and the people around him.

Robert Kurzinger Jr:  Master Firefighter Certifications: Firefighter 1, Firefighter 2, Hazmat Operations, Vehicle Rescue Technician Current Job: I work as a Service Sales Representative for Cintas Corporation. Alpha Since: 1991 Tell us a little about you, where you’re from, your family. I have lived in State College my whole life. Currently, I reside in College Township with my wife and nine year old son. I also have a 26 year old daughter that is married and lives in Clarence, PA Why did you become an Alpha? I became an Alpha because I had several friends that were involved and got me interested in it. I enjoy helping others. What do you like best about firefighting, the community, the company, and actually being an Alpha Volunteer? I enjoy training, meeting new people and helping others in a time of need. What one piece of advice would you have for someone thinking about becoming an Alpha? Come in, pay attention, follow directions and be helpful. What one thing would you like people to know about the Alphas and about volunteer firefighting they might not understand? We spend a lot of time training, doing public events and answering calls. This is all done by our members, in addition to them working a full-time job. Alpha is one of the most professional organizations that I have ever been involved with. Quick Sparks—Robert's Favorite … Movie:  A Few Good Men Book:  Cat in the Hat Color:  Orange Food:  Cheeseburgers and hoagies Equipment:  The Quint. (view at bottom of Truck page) Season:  Spring and Summer Hobby:  Crow and Turkey Hunting, Fishing Teams: Penn State and Steelers Football

Alpha Volunteer Fire Company Member Profile: Robert Kurzinger Jr.

We first met Robert Kurzinger Jr. when we drafted him to be part of Alpha’s first television commercial recruitment campaign.  In 2007, he’d already been an Alpha for 16 years–and represented the quiet everyman committed to doing what was needed for the Fire Company.  As you’ll see in this member profile–he remains a man of few words committed to the job at hand, and the people around him.

Robert Kurzinger Jr:  Master Firefighter Certifications: Firefighter 1, Firefighter 2, Hazmat Operations, Vehicle Rescue Technician Current Job: I work as a Service Sales Representative for Cintas Corporation. Alpha Since: 1991 Tell us a little about you, where you’re from, your family. I have lived in State College my whole life. Currently, I reside in College Township with my wife and nine year old son. I also have a 26 year old daughter that is married and lives in Clarence, PA Why did you become an Alpha? I became an Alpha because I had several friends that were involved and got me interested in it. I enjoy helping others. What do you like best about firefighting, the community, the company, and actually being an Alpha Volunteer? I enjoy training, meeting new people and helping others in a time of need. What one piece of advice would you have for someone thinking about becoming an Alpha? Come in, pay attention, follow directions and be helpful. What one thing would you like people to know about the Alphas and about volunteer firefighting they might not understand? We spend a lot of time training, doing public events and answering calls. This is all done by our members, in addition to them working a full-time job. Alpha is one of the most professional organizations that I have ever been involved with. Quick Sparks—Robert’s Favorite … Movie:  A Few Good Men Book:  Cat in the Hat Color:  Orange Food:  Cheeseburgers and hoagies Equipment:  The Quint. (view at bottom of Truck page) Season:  Spring and Summer Hobby:  Crow and Turkey Hunting, Fishing Teams: Penn State and Steelers Football