Steve Gibbons is not a new face to the community of Camden by any means. It is just a different type of role that he is portraying at this time. Gibbons came to Camden First Aid Association about a year ago to see what he could do to help out.

With all of the education, knowledge, and expertise that he brings with him it was easy to see that he was going to fit right in and be an asset to the CFAA Access Team (Jaws of Life). It did not take long before he also decided that he would be available to drive the ambulances when needed. As well as being a former fire chief from Glenburn and Camden, Gibbons also was an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic. He has always been highly motivated in moving up through the ranks and gaining all the new information that he could.

Gibbons has specialized training in hazardous materials, vehicle extrication, confined space rescue, Firefighter II, and Fire Officer I. An even more impressive tool that Gibbons brings to the table is his instructing ability and credentials. He is a certified instructor at the Firefighter II level and that is what helped him become the head of education for the Access Team and also currently at Lincolnville Fire Department. Gibbons says that he really enjoys his role of being able to assist and educate, without having to be in charge.

One is bound to run into Gibbons at anytime when shopping at Hannaford. He is busy answering questions in the meat and seafood section as an associate. Gibbons lives in Camden with his wife Cheryl and their dog Irie. They have two boys, Steven and Matt, who are grown. As much as Gibbons likes to be involved in emergency services he tries to find some time for his other loves: Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, University of Maine in Orono men’s hockey, and NASCAR. With his desire to be able to help others in need he also belongs to the Mason’s Amity Lodge No. 6 and Knight Templar’s Claremont Commandery No. 9.

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for people between the ages of 15 and 35. Unbelted drivers and passengers are more likely than seat belt wearers to suffer a traumatic brain injury. Unbelted motorists are nearly twice as likely to require hospitalization as seat belt wearers. Steve says that it only makes sense to “always wear your seat belt!”