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October 2, 2013

Faces of Fauquier: The firehouse his favorite place

Photo/Cassandra Brown
“I love it. It’s a passion. I like helping people,” Christopher Bouie says.
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Staff Journalist
Christopher Bouie Sr. describes his work at the Goldvein Volunteer Fire Department as an “adrenaline rush.”

“People are calling you at their worst and you help them at their time of need,” Mr. Bouie explained.

Among other duties, he drives Tanker 8, which can hold 3,000 gallons of water, and other fire and rescue vehicles to incidents in the most southern end of the county.

• Age

• Home

• Work
Between jobs. Volunteer firefighter and emergency medical technician (EMT) at Goldvein Volunteer Fire Department. Previously served six years as a volunteer at Rock Hill Fire Department and Stafford Rescue in Stafford County.

• Why you volunteer?

I love it. It’s a passion. I like helping people.

• Family
Son, Christopher “Bubby” Bouie Jr., 3; twin sister, Christian Bouie; mother, Doritha Bouie, and niece, Serenity Bouie.

• Education
North Stafford High School graduate, 2008.

• How long have you lived in Fauquier?
Since 2008, five years.

• Why do you live here?
There is less traffic congestion and I like the country.

• How do you describe this county?
“The sticks.” It’s better this way, in my opinion, but it’s growing.

• What would you change about Fauquier?

As a whole, I feel like we need more help to better serve the community, with more staffing, whether it be career or volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians.

• What do you do for fun?
I come here to the fire station. I go places like Walmart with my son.

• What’s your favorite place in Fauquier?
The Goldvein Volunteer Fire Department.

• What will Fauquier be like in 10 years?
I think it will be more like Stafford — more developed.

• Favorite TV show?
Any show on the History Channel or the Travel Channel.

• Favorite Movie?
“Back Draft” and “Ladder 49”

• Favorite book?
I don’t have one.

• Favorite vacation spot?

What’s a vacation? I enjoy driving in the car by myself.

• Favorite flavor of ice cream?

I don’t have a favorite flavor because I’m lactose intolerant.

• Who’s your hero and why?
My mom, because she raised two twins by herself, and she moved to Virginia with nothing.

• What would you do if you won $1 million in the lottery?
At first, I would act like I hadn’t won anything. I would buy a Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, pay off my grandma’s house, and buy my mom a house.

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