Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department welcomed four new Firefighters this week.
Sean Grandowicz, Nathan Jones, Andrew Law, and Jacob Welbaum began their three-week orientation with MFRD on Monday, March 7.
All four are Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians and have a combined 19.5 years in the fire service.
"We are happy to add these gentlemen to our MFRD team," said Fire Rescue Chief Mark Foulks. "They are coming to the department at a very exciting time, and I look forward to seeing them in action."
The new Firefighters will begin shift work at MFRD Headquarters located on Vine Street at the conclusion of orientation.
The New Firefighters in Murfreesboro:
3 years in the fire service
Married to Katie
Enjoys motorsports, college football, running, and outdoor activities
Looks forward to: Learning all of the interworkings of MFRD and furthering his career by helping the people of Murfreesboro.
He adds, "I am just thankful for this opportunity and can't wait to get started."
4.5 years in the fire service
Enjoys fishing, hiking, camping, owning/operating a lawn care and landscaping business, and watching UT football
Looks forward to: Serving the community and expanding his knowledge and skills in the fire and ems fields.
8 years in the fire service
Married to Heather with children Marshall (4), Wyatt (3), and Audrey (3 months)
Enjoys camping, tileing, sports, and staying fit
Looks forward to: Being able to learn, have the opportunity for growth, and be a part of a strong community...and have his family be a part of that.
He adds, "I'm grateful for the opportunity to work for MFRD."
4 (active) years in the fire service; has been in and around the fire service since Age 2
Enjoys reading, baseball, staying fit, learning fire service-related subject matter
Looks forward to: The fellowship and camaraderie in the department, the experience and training opportunities, growing and learning, and ultimately being the best Firefighter he can be to serve the people.
He adds, "I am extremely grateful for this opportunity and cannot express how excited I am to be here. I want to know everything and be the best at everything... not for ego, but to provide the best service to the community and the department."