Meet Golden Valley Firefighter Brian Crow

When it came to joining the Golden Valley Fire Department, Brian Crow chewed on the idea for a couple of years. He figured he'd be a good fit but still had doubts. Finally he thought, "if not me, who?" With a chance to serve the community right now, why stand on the sidelines any longer?

Crow, a Guthrie Theatre stage supervisor, has been a Golden Valley firefighter since 1999 and hasn't looked back.

"It's always exciting and challenging," he says, "and the public service aspect is very rewarding. It's a real positive experience all around."

"If you’re looking for a way to give back, this is something you can do," says Crow. "There's a perception you have to be ultra fit or in your 20s, but there's a role for anybody who wants to serve their community. There's no such thing as a stereotypical firefighter."