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Sooke Volunteer: Emily Lock

Sooke volunteer firefighter Emily Lock - Sharron Ho
Sooke volunteer firefighter Emily Lock
— image credit: Sharron Ho

Who is Emily Lock?

Lock is a mother of two, travel agent and  volunteer with the Sooke Fire Rescue Service Emergency Social Service program.

Lock began her involvement with the program after a storm in 2006 ravished Sooke -- prompting the question of ‘Where do residents go for help?’

With her mother living alone in the community, Lock learned becoming aware and helping others with emergency preparedness was of utmost importance in the event of disasters big and small.

 

What brought you to Sooke?

 

“I’ve lived here all my life, born and raised.”

 

What do you like most about Sooke?

 

“I love being close to the ocean, close to the forest... and it’s nice because it’s close to Victoria and Vancouver and you can venture off to other places.”

 

What is your favourite saying?

 

“Pay it forward. I’m always trying to do good things.”

 

When the well runs dry, how do you recharge?

 

“I work in the garden, work in my yard, go camping, get outdoors.”

 

What/who is your strongest influence?

 

“My kids -- because life’s pretty much about them and us as a family.”

 

The world would be a vastly better place if only people would...

 

“Be more thoughtful and respectful of others.”

 

Accomplishments you are proud of?

 

“Being part of the ESS group because I am younger than most of them. I’m proud of my kids and owning an home and property in Sooke.”

 

No one is better than me at...

 

“Camping.”

 

I just can’t get the hang of...

 

“Keeping my house clean.”

 

If you could have dinner with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?

 

“Tommy Lee -- he is a drummer for my favourite band.”

 

If you couldn’t do what you’re doing, what would you do?

 

“I would be living somewhere tropical and warm.”

 

What do you do for kicks?

 

“Go out with my girlfriends, go to concerts, hang out with my kids.”

 

The Sooke News Mirror will be  profiling area volunteers with the Sooke Fire Rescue Service, to let the community know who they are and why we’re proud to have them in our midst.

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