I am a father of 6 kids. I have been a Johnson County Firefighter for 16 years and I also own a property maintenance company. I followed my father's footsteps into the fire service. I have always had the desire to help my community. I see the worst of situations and witness what families lose in a house fire. Extinguishing the fire is crucial, but it’s just the first step. We leave the scene and they are left there without essential items. They now have to rebuild their entire lives. I am not only a firefighter, but I have actually experienced a house fire myself. Joining a team that helps with the aftermath only made sense to me.