|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.
|Tue Sep 01 04:25:19 +0000 2015 - With @packers CEO Mark Murphy at our Press Conference for our @IAFFNewsDesk safety blitz program. http://t.co/opRyvFe5cS|
Fri Aug 21 01:55:10 +0000 2015 - At the @BGCA_Clubs of Dane County Mid year review and donors appreciation event. With @PFFW and Local 311 members http://t.co/gTTEMOJ27c
Fri Aug 14 23:56:32 +0000 2015 - At the @PFFW Alliance for Fire Safety summer camp for burn injured youth. Kids from all over the State! http://t.co/J00zuS6XXm
Mon Aug 10 14:17:39 +0000 2015 - thanks Brother! @IAFFNewsDesk https://t.co/H7E4BNPUZE
Mon Aug 10 14:14:07 +0000 2015 - RT @Smoke286: Listening to the inspiring @MahlonMitchell at the APPFFA Convention in Sydney #iaff
Wed Aug 05 21:33:44 +0000 2015 - Puttin on make up for charity! For the @PFFW Charity. Participating in hilldale mall opening Model for lucky http://t.co/Kcf4JMS3fF
Wed Jul 22 02:24:05 +0000 2015 - Thanks to @Favre4Official for donating $10,000 to the @PFFW burn camp on Sunday! For the young burn survivors of WI http://t.co/repmvnidQ8
Wed Jul 22 02:22:39 +0000 2015 - Thanks to @Favre4Official Brett Favre for donating $10,000 to the @PFFW foundation burn camp on Sunday! @IAFFNewsDesk http://t.co/Z3ObOYrnHC