Firefighter of the Month: Michael Young

Meet Michael Young of Upper Macungie who volunteers for Station 56.


Michael Young, 32, is a volunteer with . 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.”

Joe Corcoran June 04, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Congratulations to Mike and the other firefighters from Station 56 and Station 25, Trexlertown who completed the Firefighter I program this weekend. They have been attending classes on Wednesday nights and Sundays since the beginning of the year in order to earn this certification. Your dedication is appreciated!
Joanne Young June 10, 2012 at 01:28 AM
Way to go Michael! We are very proud of you. Keep up the good work. We know it took weeks of hard work and training for you to achieve this goal. You are certainly an asset to Station 56. Love you, kiddo.......Uncle Dennis & Aunt Joanne


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