William Kofron

Daily Point of Light # 3630 Jan 2, 2008

William R. Kofron has been Chief of Colleton County REACT since 1979, it should also be noted that he continued to serve even while he was fighting for his life with AML Leukemia. During the aftermath of Hurricane Hugo he refused to go back to the hospital for treatment until after the emergency had passed. During the Hurricane he was out getting people into safety. In addition to serving on the State Council for REACT, where he is the current Vice President and past Treasurer. He also serves as a Chaplain for the VA Hospital in Charleston, SC and as Chaplain and Provost Marshal for AMVETS post SC 118 in Walterboro, SC. In 2007 he raised supplies to be sent to Afghanistan to a whole Platoon of 50 men and women.

He also serves children as a Guardian Ad Litem helping to makes sure no child falls between the cracks in the system since 1994. He also served as a Volunteer in the SC State Guard for 13 years, leaving as the rank of CWO-4 as the Chief Investigator, Provost Marshals Office. This with his 11 years Marine Corps Service gave him over 24 years of service combined. He has also served as a Police Chaplain for 8 years with the Fraternal Order of Police. He also presently serves with Colleton County Fire Rescue as a Fire Fighter/First Responder and has been with Station 12 since 1997.

During the Aftermath of Katrina he helped the Red Cross train hundreds of Volunteers so they could respond to the disaster areas. William Instructs in CPR, First Aid, Blood Borne Pathogens, O2 Administration among other subjects for the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, and The American Safety and Health Institute.