Meet Golden Valley Firefighter Steve Yingst

Steve Yingst joined the Golden Valley Fire Department years ago at age 32 and is still there. “When people join up, they tend to stay on,” he says. “It’s a great part-time job.

During his years as a firefighter, Yingst has tallied up some lasting memories. “The first time I performed CPR on someone, the time I found a lost child and put her back in her mother’s arms—it’s all part of my life,” he says.

He also found it easier than he imagined juggling firefighting with parenting, his career as a commodity manager, and his landscaping hobby. “You can live a normal life when you’re on the Department,” he says. “If I had a second chance, I would sign up all over again. I have no regrets.”