GLENMOOR — Justin Masters was 11 years previous when these hijacked airliners hit the World Commerce Heart and Pentagon on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, killing nearly 3,000 and injuring 25,000 individuals.
The heroism of these First Responders impressed him to need to attempt to assist individuals; nonetheless, at 526 lbs., his weight would briefly hinder him from pursuing a profession within the fireplace service.
Lately, Masters not solely is a firefighter with Glenmoor Volunteer Hearth Division however most likely in the perfect situation of his life.
The 2008 Beaver Native Excessive College graduate misplaced 226 kilos and determined to revisit his dream on the urging of his spouse.
Driving truck for Elite Gasfield Companies in Midland, Masters walked into the Glenmoor fireplace station one Thursday night time, when the division’s volunteers collect for its weekly coaching and talked to Hearth Chief Invoice Bennett. After talking to Bennett and filling out an software, he stated that he left that night time with turnout gear hanging on the wall and hasn’t been disenchanted since.
Each name, each coaching helps him to satisfy his want to help individuals. Masters acknowledges. “It’s positively fulfilling, and I want I’d have accomplished it 15 years in the past.”
Masters is now Glenmoor Volunteer Hearth Division’s health coordinator.
He and his spouse Shea, who’s a nurse in Boardman, have a 7-month-old toddler daughter, Sutton. That quest to be a father was a giant a part of his choice to lose the load. “I wished to guarantee that I could possibly be a part of my child’s life, and never simply be an decoration,” he added.”
Though firefighting, household and health retains him busy, Masters additionally finds time to do a weekly podcast, Chasing Goals, together with his health coach Charlie Dolnosich. The duo discusses attaining objectives whether or not they’re fitness-related or success. Masters explains that their company have achieved their very own degree, and the podcast leads their listeners via the company’ experiences of attaining that success.
The division might be doing a stair climb on Sunday morning in commemoration of 9/11 at Beaver Native Excessive College. “I hope to finally develop the trouble to assist acquire cash to learn 9/11 survivors’ households,” Masters concluded.
To turn out to be a volunteer firefighter with Glenmoor, name 330-386-5619.