On Monday morning, Mayor Rob Duncan swore in Logan Shullick as the newest firefighter. He was born in Norwalk and is a 2011 graduate of Norwalk High School.
“I’m proud of him; we all are,” said Shullick’s mother Chris, who was one of many family members to attend the brief swearing-in ceremony at the station.
“He’s excited about doing it. It’s what he’s wanted to do for years. And he’s dedicated,” his father Cal added.
Shullick’s grandmother, Judy Rarick, was at the station to support him. Her late father, Paul Repp, was a volunteer Norwalk firefighter in the early 1950s.
“I just think it’s great to follow in his footsteps,” Shullick said.
The NHS graduate attended the EHOVE Career Center fire academy.
“I am a certified EMT, but I am in paramedic school right now,” he said.
Chief John Soisson said he’s excited to have Shullick join the department.
“We’ve heard good things about him,” the chief said. “He’s a green firefighter, but he’s eager. His background shows he likes to work.”
Shullick was asked about the significance of serving the city where he was raised.
“It means a great deal to me. I can’t think of a better way to give back to the community,” he said.