Michael Young, 32, is a volunteer with Upper Macungie Township Station 56. Originally from Herndon, Virginia, he’s been with 56 for six months. That makes him the newbie, but he says he really wants to help those in need of care.
Tell a story you'll never forget about your firefighting experience: "For me, it was the first time I did CPR on my first patient. I will never forget it … it has changed my life.”
What do you most want people in the community to know about the work? "Being a firefighter is much more than putting out fires. It is a brotherhood, and most importantly we are all family. These men and women put in many long hours of training and they take a lot of time away from their family’s putting their own lives on the line to help the community. Way to go Station 56; we are proud of you.”