HOMETOWN HERO — Mike Walsh
How long have you been a member of HTFD-23 and why did you join?
Since About 2004.
I have always wanted to be a firefighter since I was a kid going to the firehouse with my uncle in Lindenwold, NJ where he was The Chief for 20+ years!
I have worked my way through the ranks and now serve as Battalion Chief at Ewan Fire Company.
I also followed my dream and was hired in 2014 By Anne Arundel County Fire Department in Maryland where I am currently assigned to Herald Harbor Station 6.
I decided to join HTFD-23 after 9/11. Few of my friends were inspired to join the military but I wanted to serve in a different way. I had a few friends that were in HTFD-23 at the time and I decided to ask and show up on a Tuesday night. The rest is history.
Do you have a family? If Yes, please tell us about your wife/kids.
Yes. I Married my Gorgeous Wife in 2016, we have 5 children all together. 2 children from her previous marriage, 1 from a previous of mine and a set of 2 year old wild twin boys!
What is the best part about being part of HTFD-23?
Brotherhood! Making a Difference in the Community and Fire Service as a whole!
What do you do when you’re not fighting fires?
Fight fires, provide Emergency Medical Care at my career job or Hunting/Guiding hunts for my Hunting Outfitter Business I own.
Spending time with my family! Enjoying Life!
Who would you say is the most influential person in your life and why?
My Parents, they made me into the man I am today.
What is your favorite movie and why?
The Patriot, the history behind it.
There is a movie about HTFD-23 – what actor plays you?
If you had 3 magic beans – what would you wish for?
- Lots of Money
- Very large piece of hunting land
- My Children to have everything they want and need