The “Guardians of THE LAND,” deliver safety for the people. Service without expectation and an extraordinary commitment to our community.
Click Below To Meet This Month’s Guardians of THE LAND
Meet Myran Jackson A Cleveland Firefighter, who works in the Public Education unit. Myran has served as a firefighter for sixteen years. What he enjoys most about his job is the opportunity to give back to the community that made him. Myran Jackson was born, raised, and continues to live in Cleveland. He strives to do all he can to provide that opportunity for that next son of CLE. Myran is actively involved in the community and tries to share what a great career path being a Cleveland Firefighter is with our youth to inspire them to go for it! In his spare time, well he has kids so there’s no spare time. He does volunteer with the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities every Wednesday from March to May with a musical presentation called Razzle Dazzle. Firefighter Jackson is also continuing his education. His most memorable experience on the job was when he tried to help someone by moving the bench seat back that he was sitting on. There is more to the story.
EMS Guardian is Leroy Piper Jr. Leroy is a 5 year veteran Paramedic ,stationed at Firehouse 36 and typically works night shifts. What he enjoys most about his work is being able to answer the call of people who aren’t sure what to do. Helping individuals through a preserved difficulty in their life can be very rewarding. Laughing, crying and feeling empathy for people that are experiencing life altering situations is gift that he wouldn’t exchange for anything. Outside of working for the City of Cleveland, Leroy Piper also works the Cleveland Clinic, providing first aid services for players and fans during Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers and concerts at those two venues. When not working, he usually spends valuable time with family and friends as his job has showed him we are not promised a tomorrow. Free time finds Leroy on a soccer field somewhere either playing in an adult league or providing tips or lessons during pickup games with the neighborhood kids. His most memorable moment was his first full arrest at work. He had just been released from the academy to full duty and was working with a fellow class mate. Around 11am they received a call to a downtown bowling alley where a patient was no longer breathing or had no heartbeat. With the help of a bystander providing CPR, the rookie paramedics were able to transport and shock the patient with their cardiac monitor back into a perfusing rhythm by the time of they arrived at the ER. Within minutes of arriving, the patient was sitting up and talking again asking “what had happen?” Typically when performing the duties of a paramedic in the City, the outcomes aren’t perfect. But on that day, it felt good be in the right place at the right time.