VIDEO: An FDNY couple is preparing for the New York City Half Marathon later this month.
Davon Howard is a firefighter at Ladder 162/Engine 304 in Queens Village; his wife, Natasha Howard, is an EMS Lieutenant at EMS Station 57 in Bed-Stuy.
The pair met at the EMS Academy in 2007.
“Honestly, I didn’t really notice him, but I noticed he kept coming around and one day, we exchanged numbers and we went on a date and that was it,” Natasha said.
They already ran the New York City Marathon in 2021, but they’re going into the half marathon with the same disciplined mindset.
“We realized that we could face any obstacle put in front of us and it’s also good for our job,” Davon said.
With three children and a German Shepherd, they’ve created a life many dream of, but getting to this point wasn’t easy. Davon lost his mother 35 years ago and when she died, FDNY EMTs responded to the scene and it inspired him to become one.