128thARW Fire Department, General Mitchell IAP, Milwaukee WI
Years With Department/Agency
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
State of Nevada, Dept. of Forestry, Helitack
Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA)- Reno, NV
Paratech Ambulance Service- Milwaukee WI.
Traux Field/Dane Co. Regional Airport Fire Rescue, Madison WI.
Fire Instructor I
Fire Officer I
Confined Space Rescue Tech
American Red Cross CPR/BLS instructor
EVOC II- Ambulance
When I was 5, I can remember spending summer days with my Dad down at the fire station. I grew up around firefighters and it was all I wanted to do. Later on, in my teens I got into partying and all the crap that goes along with it. After high school I decided I needed to join the Marines to get my s**t straight. I got out of the Marines in 2000 and ended up missing the military life so I joined the Army Nat'l Guard and got on full time, the money was great so spent the next seven years flying around in the back of CH-47 Chinook helicopters. When I deployed to Afghanistan my helicopter got shot down and my best friend was killed I realized that you only have one chance in life, I decided that I was going to follow my childhood dream and become a firefighter, now I can not imagine doing anything else. I work full-time as a civilian firefighter for the Wisconsin Air National Guard. I enjoy ARFF because it is something different, every call has new and different challenges.
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Following in my Dad's footsteps-second generation firefighter. I have also always loved aviation so ARFF was a perfect fit.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
I get the chance to make a difference, no matter how small... Plus, what kid dose'nt like playing with fire trucks.