From Firefighter to VP, Meet Gavin Hansen

F.E. Moran Fire Protection

We’re continuing our series The Faces of F.E. Moran.  This week, you’re meeting Gavin Hansen, the Vice President of F.E. Moran Fire Protection.

Q:  How did you hear about F.E. Moran Fire Protection and end up working here?

A: Through a mutual friend, they thought I’d be a great fit with my background as a Firefighter.

Q:  You were a firefighter not too long ago.  Can you tell our readers about your experience with that?  Any good stories?

 

A: I was a Firefighter for 10 years, started at the age of 17. I loved it, it’s a brotherhood. Through the years I grew a deeper passion for the fire protection industry. I carry a great deal of pride and ownership from that experience. Which has carried over to my career at FE Moran. I have a bunch of stories, the first one that comes to mind was my first fire.  It was the dead of winter, we had a basement fire that spread through the house. Onsite the entire house was engulfed, after we were able to get the fire under control, we entered into the basement (which was safe to enter), to attack the seed of the fire. With the nozzle in hand standing in four feet of water, we advanced and were able to put a knock in it. Your adrenaline is going so fast you don’t even think twice about entering.  Weather becomes a non-factor.  You go in and do your best to save life and property.

Q:  What is your favorite part of your job?

A: Working with the team, solving problems. The industry that we work in is extremely fast pace and I love it.

Q:  What is your leadership philosophy?

A: Lead by example, set the tone. Opportunities present themselves every day, take ownership and pursue them!

Q:  What is something you can tell our readers about yourself that might surprise them?

A: As of this month, I’ll be turning 30 years old. In ten years I’ve held multiple positions, each of them being an opportunity.

We hope you enjoyed getting to know Gavin.  See our video below to get to know him a little better.

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