OUR WEBSITE AND THE WLKY APP WHAT STARTED AS A HOBBY FOR LOCAL PARAMEDIC HAS TURNED INTO A NEW BUSINESS THANKS TO SUPPORT FROMIS H FIREFIGHTER FRIENDS. JONATHAN BAKER HAS BEEN WITH JEFFERSONTOWN FIRE SINCE 2018 MOTORROW. HE’S HAVING A GRAND OPENING FOR HIS CUSTOM LEATHER SPHO DDEA SLED LEATHER BAKER SAYS LEATHER WORKING HAS BEEN A CREATIVE OUTLET FOR HIM WITH THE STRESS OF WORKING EMS DURING A PANDEMIC. PLUS HE AND HIS FAMILY WERE DISPLACED FOR MONTHS AFTER THEIR OWN HOME CAUGHT FIRE IN MARCH, BUT HE SAYS HIS DREAM OF OWNING HIS OWN SHOP WOULDN’T HAVE HAPPENED WITHOUT HIS FIREFIGHTER COLLEAGUES. FIREFIGHTER FRIENDS WERE JUST LIKE HEY, CAN YOU MAKE RADIO STRAPS ANDTU SFF THAT THEY COULD HOLD THEIR RADIOS IN AND I WAS LIKE SURE I’LL TRY IT OUT AND THAT BLEW UP AND THE SUPPORT AND THE INFANCY OF DEAD SLED LEATHER. CO WAS SUPPORTED BY THE FIRE DEPARTMENTS BOTH LOCALND ALY NATIONALLY NOW, WHICH IS PRETTY BIG FEET PRETTY PROUD OF THAT. THE GRAND OPENING

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Jefferson County paramedic celebrates long-awaited grand opening for his leather store

A Jefferson County Fire paramedic is holding a grand opening for his leather shop this weekend, and his friends in the department are wanting to spread the word.Jonathan Baker has been a paramedic for several years, and in early 2020, he decided to open his business idea in his home on a whim just because it was something he had always wanted to do.Months later, the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and in addition to the stress of trying to start a business from the ground up, his house caught fire, displacing him for months.These life challenges were being thrown at him while also doing his job as a paramedic full-time on the front lines of COVID-19. Eventually, Baker was able to open a store location in the Mellwood Arts Center, and he is holding an event to celebrate this personal milestone.The department felt it important to highlight his work and promote the grand opening of his store, which is taking place Saturday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. The store will feature free pizza from Danny Mac’s, drinks, cake and all sorts of leather goods for guests to check out, according to the store’s Facebook.”We typically don’t pitch things like this,” said Jefferson County Fire Public Information Officer Jordan Yuodis. “However, there is not a single firefighter in this county who doesn’t own some sort of leather from his company.”

A Jefferson County Fire paramedic is holding a grand opening for his leather shop this weekend, and his friends in the department are wanting to spread the word.

Jonathan Baker has been a paramedic for several years, and in early 2020, he decided to open his business idea in his home on a whim just because it was something he had always wanted to do.

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Months later, the COVID-19 pandemic hit, and in addition to the stress of trying to start a business from the ground up, his house caught fire, displacing him for months.

These life challenges were being thrown at him while also doing his job as a paramedic full-time on the front lines of COVID-19. Eventually, Baker was able to open a store location in the Mellwood Arts Center, and he is holding an event to celebrate this personal milestone.

The department felt it important to highlight his work and promote the grand opening of his store, which is taking place Saturday, Aug. 21 at 2 p.m. The store will feature free pizza from Danny Mac’s, drinks, cake and all sorts of leather goods for guests to check out, according to the store’s Facebook.

“We typically don’t pitch things like this,” said Jefferson County Fire Public Information Officer Jordan Yuodis. “However, there is not a single firefighter in this county who doesn’t own some sort of leather from his company.”

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