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 Michael D. Norman Michael is a 20 year veteran Cleveland Firefighter presently working as the Public Information Officer for the Division of Fire. He now works at Fire Headquarters downtown but previouslyon Tower 10 at East 101 and Chester. What keeps Michael “fired up” is helping people. The excitement of responding to emergencies. Some of my best friends are Cleveland Fire Fighters, so the camaraderie is quite a gift in this career. Years of wonderful memories and some things he will unfortunately never forget. He’s delivered a baby and had to tell folks their loved one didn’t make it. He’s cut people out of car crashes. Firefighter Norman has fought a warehouse fire and could hear the beams moaning as the fire attacked them. He’s seen fire chase through a house like an animal. He was even stationed on the Fire Boat and got to drive it up and down the Cuyahoga River. One of my favorite things about the Fire Service is that no two days are the same. When not on the job Michael Norman is an active member of St. Mark Church in West Park. He has coached wrestling, football, baseball and am currently a Rugby coach at St Edward High School where his son plays. Lastly he enjoys riding his bike in the MetroParks and traveling.
Meet Sgt. Timothy Maffo-Judd Sgt Maffo-Judd is a Cleveland Police Officer in the second District as well as the Bomb Squad and has served the city for 11 years. What Tim enjoys most about police work is that we have such a diverse community and that no two days that are alike. Everyday has new challenges and new people. The City of Cleveland is a unique place to live and he’s glad to be a part of the safety of our citizens. When asked about the “Bomb Squad”, Tim replies “It’s a blast!” His most memorable experiences from this profession are many. From funny to very sad, but all of these memories make up the most exciting, crazy, fun and sad experience of his life. This job is truly an experience that changes the way you see the world. He’s very proud to wear this uniform and is honored to get to serve the greatest city in the world!! SGt Maffo-Judd’s favorite past times include: Sports & working out. He’s a homeowner but not a homebody. He’s always looking for active things to do from playing football with the public safety football team the Cleveland Warriors, playing softball, swimming, running, volleyball and enjoying the Ohio City neighborhood where he resides.