This spotlight was not easy to put together. I was too overcome by sadness, tears, and memories that made me smile. I started and stopped, pushing the article that was scheduled to publish on January 8th, to publish on Jan. 29th, then Feb. 5th 2018.
Captain Akwasi Maru, age 41, is a career firefighter. A Birmingham, Alabama native, Akwasi is a mentor to firefighters, helping them prepare for their future roles as leaders within the fire department. His passion for his career has inspired him to write