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It's Not a Job

February 5, 2014 3:08 PM

Last week over 60 firefighters responded to the brutal fire on Atlas Ave. When firefighters arrived at 6:30am, the temperature was -12 degrees. Crews struggled with low water pressure, uncertain footing and other challenges posed by the freezing weather.

Around 10:00am, I approached a firefighter and said to him, with all sincerity, "I bet you love your job." He responded, with all sincerity, "It's not a job."

It is this type of employee engagement, when fire fighters are so fully involved in and passionate about their work, that they help to make Madison a great place to live, learn, work and play.

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