Jason Sanchez serves Somervell County as a firefighter and is the lead ranger at Dinosaur Valley State Park.

He has been a member of Somervell Fire Department for 20 years.

"I've been a reservist for the last year and a half. I have a full time job outside of this so this is still a way for me to give to the community," he said. "I don't have time to dedicate to random calls when the pager goes off. I have a wife and kids now. Mark [the fire chief] has come up with the reserve program where I'll come down and do a 12-hour shift."

During his reservist shift, Sanchez has many responsibilities, he elaborates:

"Normally we run EMS calls and fire or whatever they need us to do. Maintain equipment, making sure they're clean, checking the oil, making sure everything runs and if it doesn't than getting it to the county barn where they can do the heavy maintenance and repairs."

Sanchez is a Glen Rose native who graduated from Glen Rose High School in 1993 before attending EMT school.

"I had a really good friend that was doing this at the time and he needed a study partner to go through EMT school and I just ended up going to EMT school with him and just went from there. It was basically to help out a friend study and expand my knowledge back then and I really started enjoying it and stayed here."

Sanchez said he enjoys focusing on wild land fires.

"I'm a wild land firefighter for the state of Texas," he said. "Brush fires, grassfires, forest fires, desert fires - I've seen them all. "