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Personal profile: Brad Lahart

Name: Brad Benjamin Lahart

Occupation: battalion chief with the Denton Fire Department


Birth date and place: Feb. 12; San Rafael, Calif.

Family: wife, Kim; son, Dawson, 14; and daughter, Wellsley, 11.

The one thing I enjoy most about my work is: our ability to help people each and every day.

My business philosophy is: Work hard and never stop learning.

If I could, I’d be a: politician who solves our national debt issues.

I’m so sick of: people who complain and are unwilling to help fix the problem.

The four guests at my fantasy dinner party would be: Jesus, my wife, and then my deceased mother-in-law and her mother, whom I have yet to meet.

My hobby is: working on everything around the house.

The last book I read was: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.

I wish I knew how to: fly a plane.

My worst habit is: not saying no.

Nobody knows I: cringe whenever I have to have my own blood drawn.

The person I most admire is: my wife. I don’t know anyone that is as talented, loving and creative as she is.

My guilty pleasure is: tres leches cake from Chuy’s.

I drive a: red F-250 diesel pickup truck.

I’d like to be driving a: What is cooler than driving a red fire truck to work each day?

My favorite restaurant is: Fuzzy’s Taco Shop.

I’m happiest when: I am with my family and loved ones.

If I won the lottery, here’s what I’d do just for me: Buy my own restaurant and serve my favorite foods.

If I could change one thing about Denton, it would be: traffic.

When I retire, I plan to: volunteer more, travel, and live on a lake.

Community activities: general chairman of the Leadership Denton program with the Denton Chamber of Commerce; member and personnel committee member for First Baptist Denton; and education chairman of the Fire Instructors Association of North Texas.