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Get to know #yourColletonFirefighter Marshall Morehead on #firefighterfriday. Firefighter-EMT Morehead is assigned to the Station 7 Platoon on “A” Shift. Here is more information on Firefighter-EMT Morehead:

Marshall entered the fire service full time after leaving a law enforcement career that spanned thirteen years. Marshall said, “I tell people two things: either I am slow on the uptake, and it took a while for me to realize what I really need to be doing, or I am still trying to figure out what I want to do when I grow up.” Growing up, his father’s good friend called Marshall “deputy” and said, “You aren’t old enough to be a Marshal.” He feels like these nicknames are what landed him in the law enforcement field. All was fine and well until Paw Patrol was released. Marshall would watch the show with his children, and soon after learning he shared a name with the fire dog, he sensed that he might need to make a change. He enrolled in his first fire class in 2006 with his friend, Wade Marvin. The duo volunteered together to take the basic fire class with several other police officers. Like many local firefighters, Marshall attended the funerals for the nine fallen Charleston Firefighters, and he was amazed at the comradery and the tradition of a service that would send apparatus to a funeral from all over the country to pay respects to fallen heroes. He feels that attending this was his defining moment and his motivating factor to dive head first into the fire service. When asked if he misses the law enforcement side he said, “I do miss serving in a law enforcement capacity, but I do feel more at home in a fire station.” He went on to say, “If twelve years ago you would have told me that I would be a full time firefighter, holding both fire and medical certifications and beginning Paramedic school, I think I would have had to pat you down for narcotics! I do believe in tying both careers together, I feel like a whole Marshall. Maybe that’s why I have an extra “L” in my name.”

When Marshall isn’t working or teaching active threat response classes, he says his hobby is raising children, but not just his biological children. He has spent countless hours coaching and mentoring numerous Colletonians on and off the courts and fields. Marshall has also been involved in local martial arts since 1999, and now he shares that passion with his children. He also loves to camp, and by no means is it considered “glamping” with his family. They will pull up to a camping spot or an opening, pitch a tent, and spend quality time together enjoying all that mother nature has to offer. Since college, Marshall has followed in his father’s footsteps by sharing the word of God. He performs pulpit supply throughout the lowcountry as needed.