Meet Golden Valley Firefighter Marc Berris

As a trial lawyer, Marc Berris’ professional life is nothing if not demanding, but he still had the urge to do more, with his sights set on volunteer firefighting.

“I thought about it for years,” says Berris, “but I always thought of a reason why it didn’t work—the kids, the job.” One day he saw a Golden Valley fire truck drive by with a banner on it encouraging joining up. And something clicked.

He contacted a Golden Valley firefighter through Facebook, and they met over coffee to talk about the demands of the job. After that, he was convinced. “I knew this was a good way to serve the public.” And he still finds time for his family, his job, and even a little hockey playing on the side.