The Muscatine Fire Department has five new members! Join us in welcoming them to the City of Muscatine!
This week and next, the five new firefighters are undergoing training in a mini academy so they will be equipped when they join their assigned shift.
Brett Becker is from West Liberty, Iowa and joins the Muscatine Fire Department after having served multiple deployments with the Army Reserves. He said he is looking forward to having the opportunity to do his hobby full time and build upon the skills he’s acquired in the Army over the past 14 years. Becker shared that he is grateful to be able to serve as a firefighter full time and looks forward to being able to continue a career of service.
Trevor Levins comes to the Muscatine Fire Department after serving as a volunteer firefighter in his hometown of Wilton, Iowa for three years. He originally had intentions of going into law enforcement, but after joining volunteer fire service, decided to pursue classes to become a paramedic.
“I look forward to serving the community,” Levins said.
Justin McCarthy is originally from Yorkville, Illinois and attended St. Ambrose University while living in Bettendorf, Iowa. He served as a volunteer firefighter for the City of Bettendorf for nearly 5 years. McCarthy said he is thankful to be able to serve as a firefighter because it is truly a job like no other.
“In this job, you get to see the immediate results of what you do,” he said.
Kyle Moser is from Burlington, Iowa and joins the Muscatine Fire Department after serving as a volunteer firefighter in the City of West Burlington for a year and a half. He has been trained as a paramedic and said he looks forward to building upon his skills and serving as a full time firefighter in Muscatine.
Kyle Nickels is from Davenport, Iowa and attended Kirkwood Community College where he received his Firefighter 1 certification. He originally did not intend to become a firefighter and had plans to do EMS. After his father was a victim of severe burns, Nickels was able to talk with firefighters in Iowa City who helped change his mind. He said he looks forward to being able to use both EMS and firefighting skills in his new role with the Muscatine Fire Department.