John’s motivation to join the fire service started with his initial desire to join Kalamazoo Public Safety when he was in 5th grade. His passion and dedication to serving his community have deep roots and have been growing for nearly two decades. He cherishes the variability that comes week-to-week and day-to-day with the calls received at the department as they all act as new opportunities to grow his connection with the community overall.
John’s safety training and background goes back to having attained the rank of Eagle Scout in his youth. Outside of the department, John enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.