As a boy, the medical drama and action-adventure television show “Emergency!” was a regular pastime in Greg Najvar’s childhood home.

The show’s heroic display of paramedics and firefighters in the Los Angeles metropolitan area was inspirational to Najvar as a young boy, he said. Specifically, one of the lead characters, played by actor Randy Mantooth, was an idol to him.

Greg Najvar

Greg Najvar holds some of his patches in front of the Lone Tree Volunteer Fire Department on Thursday.

Greg Najvar

Greg Najvar's patches, challenge coins and badges lie on the bed of his truck in front of the Lone Tree Volunteer Fire Department on Thursday.

Greg Najvar

Greg Najvar holds one of the air tanks used by the Lone Tree volunteer firefighters outside the fire station on Thursday.

Greg Najvar

Portrait of Greg Najvar in a fire truck at the Lone Tree Volunteer Fire Department on Thursday.

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Chase covers breaking news, crime and courts for the Advocate. He can be reached at 361-574-1286, crogers@vicad.com or at @chasedrogers.

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Chase writes about crime and courts for the Victoria Advocate. He grew up in the Dallas–Fort Worth area before attending Texas State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in mass communication and journalism.

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