Dan’s job with Springettsbury Township EMS was supposed to be temporary, just something to get him by until he landed a teaching gig.
Instead, it launched his career in fire services.
He’s been a professional firefighter ever since, the last two years as chief at York Area United Fire & Rescue.
He loves his job. Late nights, weekends, it doesn’t matter. He loves coming to work every single day.
“It’s because of the people I get to do this with,” he says. “We have some of the best people on the face of this earth.”
And although he’s not a teacher, he hasn’t forgotten the lessons he learned from Dr. McGough, past chiefs, and coaches who taught him what it means to be a leader.
He lays out expectations for his firefighters.
He takes care of them and gives them the tools they need to be successful.
And then he does everything in his power to make sure each and every one of his firefighters can meet the high bar for success.