Posted on Tuesday, May. 2, 2017 at 11:07 am
Eighteen new firefighters now serve at a fire station near you! Check back daily and get to know them.
Where are you stationed?
I'm at Station 8 (Lien Road) on the A shift.
Why did you want to pursue this career?
I wanted to pursue a career in the fire service because I wanted something that would challenge me both mentally and physically as well as give me the opportunity to give back to the community.
Why did you want to work in Madison, for the Madison Fire Department?
After growing up in the area, my wife and I have always considered the Madison area home. We are happy to be back and I am proud to be working for one of the most highly-regarded organizations in the state.
What has been the most rewarding part of your experience so far?
I think just the fact that many people, especially children, view you as a role model within the community.
Looking back at the Fire Academy, what was the most challenging element?
The most challenging element for me was balancing time spent on assignments and studying while still finding time to spend with the family.
What advice would you give to someone hoping to join the MFD?
Work hard, be active in your community, and be persistent.