Firefigher Megan MorehartWhat is your station and shift assignment?
I am housed at Station 7 (McKenna Blvd.) on the city’s west side on the C shift. Station 7 is also home to the Hazardous Materials (or HazMat) Team, which I am part of. 

What attracted you to this career?
I knew I always wanted a career where I had the opportunity to help people. I chose this career after enrolling in EMS and Fire courses and finding enjoyment in both. I wish I knew this is what I wanted to do sooner! 

What are among the most memorable experiences you’ve had so far at MFD? 
I enjoy PR events. I like meeting members of the community and for those members to meet us. I enjoy answering any questions they may have and showing them a glimpse of what our job entails. And, just maybe, we may make a difference in some young person’s life and they may choose to apply to the MFD because of it. 

What advice do you have for someone hoping to join the MFD as a firefighter/EMT?
Don’t give up! I never thought I had a chance to work for the City of Madison! This is such a reputable department, and I am so glad I applied and have the opportunity to be a part of this department! It’s a lot of work, but the reward is worth it. 

Feel free to share any other stories or fun facts about yourself!
I recently obtained my Paramedic license. I am looking forward to the day I am able to ride on the ambulance and assist with patients as a Paramedic. 

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Category: General, Station 7