|Address||2574 Targhee St. |
Fitchburg, Wisconsin , United States
|| February 24, 1977
Mar 02, 2013 04:07pm
Black - Pro-Gay Marriage - Pro-Labor - Married - Union Member - Straight -
|Info||Mahlon Mitchell was born in Milwaukee and grew up in Delavan, Wisconsin. He now lives with his wife, April and two children, Sie’anna and Karson, in Fitchburg. |
Mahlon followed in his older brother’s footsteps when he became a fire fighter in Madison fifteen years ago. His two brothers are fire fighters in Atlanta and St. Paul. These careers came out of a family that instilled values of service and working for others.
This sense of service is also exemplified in Mahlon’s other activities. He was a counselor at the Wisconsin Alliance for Fire Safety’s Burn Camp, which he also directed for five years. This summer camp worked with burn-injured youth to help them cope with their unique situation and build a network of support.
Mahlon also worked as a street outreach coordinator with Briarpatch and Youth Services of Southern Wisconsin, where he linked at-risk youth with services from their community.
Recently, Mahlon also worked to help pass two pieces of legislation that were a huge victory for fire fighters across the state. The Infectious Disease Presumption fought to make sure firefighters are covered if they contract a disease or disability on the job. In addition, the legislature passed a bill that ensures families and spouses of fire fighters who die in the line of duty will have their health insurance premiums covered.
When the fight over collective bargaining began last winter, Mahlon led the fire fighters in a monumental stand of solidarity with other public servants. Despite being exempted from the bill, Mahlon and his fellow fire fighters marched on the Capitol with fellow working families that were threatened by the Budget Repair Bill.
Mahlon took the opportunity to travel the state as a fire fighter and activist discussing with voters the aggressive and negative policies of Scott Walker and Rebecca Kleefisch.
Mahlon currently serves as President of the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin, being the youngest and first African American to serve in the post.
|Mon Sep 12 02:12:46 +0000 2016 - RT @PFFW: Thank you for attending!! https://t.co/XbAnCyfqrX|
Mon Sep 12 01:53:53 +0000 2016 - RT @MadisonWIFire: .@IAFF311 president and MFD Lt. @MahlonMitchell: "Firefighters are truly givers... We shall never forget." https://t.co/…
Thu Sep 08 15:55:01 +0000 2016 - RT @IAFF311: Save the date for our #Packer tailgate, Oct 9th 6pm at @Coliseum_Bar for Burn Camp! RSVP https://t.co/PuEs47xcRi https://t.co/…
Tue Sep 06 02:24:54 +0000 2016 - RT @IAFF311: Good to see friends of labor today at #laborfest! @MarkPocan @DaneSheriff @RepSargent @LisaSubeck @DaneDAOzanne https://t.co/s…
Tue Sep 06 00:47:36 +0000 2016 - RT @wisaflcio: Shout-out to the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin and their amazing work with Burn Camp. https://t.co/NfZ4O2dlqD
Fri Sep 02 02:49:38 +0000 2016 - Had the opportunity to meet @SenKaineOffice our next Vice President! https://t.co/dJPLO6H4T4
Fri Sep 02 02:46:45 +0000 2016 - RT @jessieopie: Appreciate @MoCheeks @repjocasta @MahlonMitchell sharing some perspective/helping me learn from a missed opportunity https:…
Mon Aug 29 16:08:16 +0000 2016 - RT @wisaflcio: . @MahlonMitchell @PFFW calls the Honor Guard to Present the Colors #unityWI https://t.co/yS6OuFY7vB
Sat Aug 27 22:30:27 +0000 2016 - Got talked into doing the Dunk Tank at West Fest today! Had to make sure @IAFF311 was represented. https://t.co/6JG8fValmU