Introducing the Firefighter’s Initiative
Organized by Shane Harmon
Fort Worth Firefighter, Fire Station 2
Hallie met Shane Harmon about 2 years ago. Fire Station 2 in Fort Worth, TX works with a Wish with Wings who provide wishes to Texas children facing medical uncertainty. Shane and Hallie immediately formed an unbreakable bond. Hallie believes her match – her hero – is a double hero; someone who has served in the military or someone who is serving the community as a police officer or fire fighter. Shane wanted to help Hallie find her bone marrow match. He was trained to swab people for registration to the bone marrow registry, and kept swabbing kits in his truck.
In 2016, Shane was awarded the Liberty Mutual National Heroism Award and a $10,000 grant for saving a man’s life. With that money, he created a Firefighter’s Initiative to find other potential life-savers.
With his Firefighter’s Initiative, Shane travels around, with Hallie giving speeches, and trains Firefighters in other Fire Stations to swab.