Big news brass fans: The latest issue is online and in the mail. As I speak, a massive truck is pulling up outside my window with just a "few" of the over 550,000 mags that will head out around the country. (I'm seriously hoping that truck doesn't run over my boss' car...yikes!)
Just in time for National Volunteer Week!
As it turns out, the release coincides with National Volunteer Week and we're especially proud of this issue. Our cover story, At Your Service: The making of a firefighter, features 24-year-old Dan Murray of the Seattle Fire Department. While he is just one of over a million dedicated paid and volunteer firefighters in the U.S., he is also part of the elite 1.23 percent that made the cut for the Seattle Fire Department (SFD) – a place even more competitive to get into than Harvard. And it turns out, about 72% of firefighters in the U.S. are volunteers, which is exactly where Dan got his start. Check out the story online and be sure to view the full story and photos by using the PDF link in the top right corner. Still want more? Take a peek at photos from the cover shoot we've posted.
And to get you into the spirit of National Volunteer Week, one of our May feature stories, Kick Start Your Heart, will get you hitting the pavement for a good cause. On Wednesday, brass interns Jens and Susie blogged about how they got involved in volunteering during their college days this week and offer up some tips for you.
You might have heard that Warren Buffett and Mars, Inc. are teaming up to purchase Wrigley, the company featured in this issue's Take Two column. Stay tuned next week when we'll have an update and see what our two stock columnists, Chris and Charles, think about this new development.
That's the update for now. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to check out all the new May issue, get inspired, and find a way to get involved this month. (Oh yeah, and be sure to let us know what you think.) Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!