Firefighter Trent MeicherEighteen 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 12 (South Point Rd.) on the C shift.

Why did you want to pursue this career?  
I wanted to pursue this because it challenges me every day. It also mirrors the military lifestyle, and I wanted to serve my hometown!

Why did you want to work for the Madison Fire Department? 
I believe the Madison Fire Department is one of the best fire departments in the nation and I wanted to be a part of the best!

What has been the most rewarding part of your experience so far?
The most rewarding thing so far was going on my first call as a member of the Madison Fire Department with one of my best friends on the department.

Looking back at the academy, what was the most challenging element? 
The most challenging element was crawling through the tube with all of our gear and SCBA on. I'm a big guy, and it's a small tunnel!

What advice would you give someone hoping to join MFD?
Never stop. Never give up!

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Category: General, Station 12