Meet Lt. Tim Hagen
Five new lieutenants assumed position in July 2015.
We introduce them to you all week long on the MFD blog.
How many years have you served with the Madison Fire Department?
I just started my 17th year serving as a firefighter, paramedic, and apparatus engineer over the years.
What is your new station/shift assignment?
I have been assigned to station 4 on the B shift. A great station with a great crew!
What kind of leader do you model yourself after?
There have been some great bosses that I have worked for. I plan on using some of those leadership qualities that I have observed over the years.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to get on the fire department?
Do you like to help people? If not, look for another profession as the fire department is not for you. If you like to help to people, get your feet wet by volunteering with a fire department and taking some classes.
What advice would you give to someone who wants to advance in their career?
Learn something new every day. It could be something that you read or something as simple as reviewing a piece of equipment from the rig that you have not used recently. Keep learning.
Without a doubt, this is the best profession there is. We are living the dream!