Meet Simon Peterson, a Bloomington paid-on-call firefighter for the past year.
Peterson graduated from Richfield High School before attending college at Winona State. He started a career in sales in Winona before returning home. He knew he wanted to follow his passion for public service and do something that would make his four-year-old daughter Leni proud.
“When I looked around, firefighting was a good match for me,” Peterson said.
Wanting to remain close to family and friends, Peterson and Leni have settled in Bloomington, and he is grateful for the chance to serve his community.
“My work as a firefighter combines two things I want to do: be very hands-on and make a significant positive impact on peoples’ lives.” he said. “And people are often very happy to see us, so that’s a bonus, too.”