Mike Barksdale is a Sparta, Wisconsin resident who has been saving lives and homes for many years as a volunteer firefighter. Before moving to Sparta, Mike served three years with the Kingston, New York fire department. Mike started volunteering with the Sparta fire department two years ago and will continue for many years to come.

When Mike's not fighting fires, he works full time at Northern Engravings and is a devoted father and husband. Heroes Bar and Grill and News 8 are pleased to have Mike Barksdale as the March Everyday Hero.