Meet Golden Valley Firefighter Andy Hutson

Andy Hutson remembers chasing fire trucks as a child. He'd hear them coming, follow on his bike, then watch the firefighters work. His desire to be a firefighter started then and stayed for decades. One day at work he attended a firefighter recruitment presentation and decided to join.

The experience has been as rewarding as he imagined. Hutson recalls a rollover on I-394, car on fire, occupants inside. With seconds to spare, he and other firefighters did a successful rescue. It was a moment he might have watched as a child, the kind that inspired him in the first place.

"If firefighting is something you’re interested in, it's definitely worth pursuing," says Hutson. "For me, it's become a passion."