Hello my name is Steve, AKA The Biking Fireman
I am an EMT/Firefighter. I have been intermittently riding my bike to work at the Elizabeth Fire Department since 2012 . In 2020 I decided to give up car commuting to the firehouse all together, and I never intend to drive there again. What started out as a simple way to ditch the frustrations of New Jersey traffic and get a little exercise, has turned into a passion for active transportation and all its benefits.
My career as a first responder has given me a front row seat to the Childhood Asthma Epidemic, Opioid Epidemic, Suicide Epidemic, Traffic Violence Epidemic, and COVID Pandemic. I have witnessed the devastating consequences of more frequent severe weather brought on by Climate Change. At times it seems like the whole world is on fire. "The Biking Fireman" is my attempt to go towards the fire and face these daunting challenges head on.
It is clear to me that the world needs saving. Lets save the world in the simplest way possible. By riding our bikes. I hope you will join me for the ride!