Firefighter Patrick JohnsonEighteen 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 7 (McKenna Blvd.) on the C shift.

Why did you want to pursue this career?
I love the team atmosphere. I got into firefighting by starting to volunteer and fell in love with it. What better way to give back to a community?

Why did you want to work in Madison?
I was born and raised in Madison, so for me this is a dream job.

What has been the most rewarding part of your experience so far?
Being able to help the community by doing something I love. Also I love being excited to go to work every day.
Looking back at the Fire Academy, what was the most challenging element?
The academy was very well run and was fun to be a part of. We had a great group of people; we all became very close and helped each other through it all. The toughest part was knowing we all wouldn't be together again like that after graduating and going to our different stations.

What else would you like to share about yourself?
I like horseback riding, golfing, tennis, skiing, hiking, and fishing. My favorite thing to do is go to a movie. I usually see at least one movie a week.


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Category: General, Station 7