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Engine 42 Firefighter Matthew Johnson proudly serves in The Bronx, which is the borough he has lived in since he was a kid. Watch along today as he discusses one reason why he loves working for the FDNY.
“Growing up in The Bronx, I always wanted to be a Firefighter. It’s the best job out here. Working in the firehouse is like working with my second family and it’s a great feeling,” said Johnson, a five-year FDNY veteran. “My nickname in my firehouse is ‘The Mayor of Monroe’ because I always interact with the kids in the neighborhood. When I was young, I didn’t speak to any Firefighters in my neighborhood, so I try to give back what I was looking for as a child to the kids in the community now. I want them to know that we’re always here to help them and their families.”
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