Firefighter Celebrity Climber
Originally from Springfield Ohio, Sean Harshaw is living out his childhood dream as a Firefighter. A graduate of Wittenberg University with a degree in Political Science, he combines his education and career in the fire service by staying active in the communities he serves. Sean currently resides in Mt. Pleasant with his wife of 15 years, Khrystin and their two children, Lily and Brennan. His service with the Charleston Fire Department began in March of 2008 after serving many successful years as a Columbus, Ohio Firefighter. His current assignment is as an Assistant Engineer with Tower 105 in West Ashley. He is also an active fitness professional and enthusiast in the Charleston community and his favorite activity is running the Ravenel Bridge. He was an inaugural participant of the Charleston Nine 5K Run as well as the most recent race this past June. In the winter of 2008 while still working as a Columbus Ohio Firefighter assigned to Engine 3, he participated in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Climb for the Cure, consisting of 40 stories at the Rhoades State Office Tower. Sean is a strong believer in the American Lung Association's Fight for Air Climb because many people in his life have died from lung cancer, including his Grandfather. "As a Firefighter, our ability to protect the public is contingent upon skills, teamwork, and the ability to conserve the air in our SCBA's. In order to accomplish this effectively and as efficiently as possible, we have to have the ability to breathe freely. Smoking greatly reduces this ability."