Submitted by: Caroline
My husband Mark is District Fire Chief with North Stormont Fire Sevices. This father of eight, that’s right, EIGHT, has been volunteering with the fire department for more than ten years and it is a major part of his life. He gives alot of his time and energy keeping his fire department in check and running efficiently, but most importantly makes sure that his firefighters are well prepared for anything that may happen that would require their help.
The firefighters meet once a week for training and practice. For most of them this gives them a chance to play with the equipment and familiarize themselves with the trucks.
My husband puts many hours in at the fire hall every week on top of working a full-time job. Some days I only get to see my husband for an hour because of all the time he puts into the fire department and attending various meetings.
Firefighting is his life. He loves to help people and wants to make a difference in the commnity, which he has already done. And there is nothing like the adrenaline rush he gets when hearing the pager go off.
I’m writing this because I want to share my story about my husbands hard work and dedication. He is truely amazing and I couldn’t have asked for a better husband or father.