Hometown Hero: Mark Germscheid, Captain
How long have you been a member of HTFD-23 and why did you join?
I have been a member of Harmony for 10 years now. I joined because I wanted to be an active part if the community.
What is the best part about being part of HTFD-23?
The best part is the second family you get by becoming a member of HTFD. The second best would be being able to help those in need.
What do you do when you’re not fighting fires?
When I’m not at the fire house – which isn’t a lot if you ask my wife – I like to spend time with my family and go golfing.
Who would you say is the most influential person in your life and why?
My grandfather would be the most influential person in my life. He always preached to do what makes you happy. He is also the reason I had the idea to join the fire department as he was a retired police sergeant from Philly. I wouldn’t see myself where I’m at today if it wasn’t for his guidance and encouragement.
What is your favorite movie and why?
We were soldiers. I like military movies.
There is movie about HTFD-23 – what actor would play you?
Kevin Costner from The Guardian.
If you had 3 magic beans – what would you wish for?
1. Everyone gets along with one another
2. Happiness for those around me
3. Endless vacations