The schedule of Midland Fire Department personnel allows these first responders to work other jobs on their days off.
Firefighter paramedic A.J. Moore is one who has taken advantage of the schedule and is using his time off to grow his pest control business.
Moore said solving pest problems provides a break from his fire department duties.
“They’re completely, totally different from each other, and that’s the beauty of it,” Moore said. “The firefighter paramedic job is very mentally challenging sometimes. It’s an emotional-type job, based on what you experience, have to face and the trauma that goes along with it.” Read more