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Hometown Hero – August 2021

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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?
Joaquin Phoenix.

If you had 3 magic beans – what would you wish for?

  1. Lots of Money
  2. Very large piece of hunting land
  3. My Children to have everything they want and need
2021-08-31T13:49:29+00:00August 1st, 2021|
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