Meet Firefighter Jacob Biliack

Firefighter Jacob Biliack

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Where are you stationed?
Fire Station 7 (McKenna Blvd.) on the A shift

Why did you want to pursue this career?
I wanted a career where I could help people, be challenged physically and mentally, and work as a part of a greater team.

Why did you want to work in Madison, for the Madison Fire Department?
I wanted to work for the MFD because MFD is well known for its professionalism and quality of service, and I love the city of Madison.

 

What has been the most rewarding part of your experience so far?
The most rewarding part of my experience so far has been seeing how appreciative some patients are when we arrive and provide emergency medical care.

What are among the most memorable experiences you've had so far?
Driving a rescue vehicle and an engine have been among the most memorable experiences I’ve had so far.

Looking back at the Fire Academy, what was the most challenging element?
The most challenging aspect was the physical demands paired with the mental demands of quickly learning new skills and information.

What advice would you give to someone hoping to join the MFD?
My advice would be to work hard at gaining physical fitness, work experience, and interview experience.

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Category: General, Station 7