I started my federal service when I was 17 years old as a recruit at Great Lakes, Illinois at the Naval Basic Training Center. After proudly serving 10 years of military service in both the Navy and the Air Force (both active and reserve duty) I decided to leave the military and attend college.
After completing my degree, my career in the Federal Fire Service began. I presently work for the Dept. of the Army as a Firefighter/EMT/Hazmat Technician. I chose the federal fire service for many reasons. Our motto of ” Protecting those who defend America” shows the pride that Federal Firefighters have for those we have sworn to protect and the love we share for our country. Pride, patriotism, protecting and service to my country are some of the reasons I chose my career path.
I could have worked for a municipal Fire Dept. and made more money, but for me, being a federal employee is far more rewarding. Being a member of the Federal Employee family I have the opportunity to serve with some of the hardest working, patriotic, and generous Americans our country has to offer. Why work anywhere else?