James Jonathan

Meet a Bloomington firefighter

James Jonathan has been a Bloomington firefighter for a little more than a year. He serves out of Station 1. 

Q: What is your day job?

A: When I’m not working at the station, I bartend at Willy McCoy’s.

Q: What made you want to become a firefighter?

A: What made me want to become a firefighter is growing up down the street from a station in Eagan and thinking it would be the coolest job to have as a career.

Q: What do you like most about firefighting?

A: The best part about firefighting is helping people out in a time of need, keeping them safe, and obviously being able to fight fire. It’s awesome.

Q: What are some of your hobbies?

A: My hobbies are attending sporting events, playing sports, playing with my dogs, attempting home remodeling and, most importantly, hanging out with my fiance.