Secretary Karen Hoffman joined FRFARS in 2008 along with her son, Travis. Karen’s husband, Tom Hoffman, had already been a member of the agency for almost twenty years at the time. In addition to gaining her certification as an emergency medical technician, Karen took it upon herself to become involved in the recruitment, retention, and management of Squad members as chair of the membership committee for several years. Currently, Karen serves as the corresponding secretary, handling outreach and public relations for the Squad. Outside of the Squad, Karen led a successful career as a teacher and currently works as a tutor.