I have a family history in the fire service with a grandfather who is a retired fire chief two uncles who were volunteers and one who is a career firefighter as well as a few cousins who are volunteers. I didn't join just because of my family history though it's also a matter of self fulfillment.
Evan, welcome to the FF Nation. I am glad another Oregon Firefighter dropped in to join the group. Dont be shy. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Takes a bit to kinda figure it all out but you will be glad you did. Have fun and look around.