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Shreveport firefighter competes on Food Network game show

Mark Myers will be competing in Guy's Grocery Games on Sunday, July 16. Mark Myers will be competing in Guy's Grocery Games on Sunday, July 16.
Mark Myers Jr. is a Shreveport firefighter who will be featured on the Food Network. (Source: Mark Myers/Facebook) Mark Myers Jr. is a Shreveport firefighter who will be featured on the Food Network. (Source: Mark Myers/Facebook)
Mark Myers Jr. is a Shreveport firefighter who will be featured on the Food Network. (Source: Mark Myers/Facebook) Mark Myers Jr. is a Shreveport firefighter who will be featured on the Food Network. (Source: Mark Myers/Facebook)
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

A Shreveport firefighter is changing out of his gear and into an apron to show off his skills in the kitchen.

Mark Myers will be featured on "Guy's Grocery Games," a reality cooking show hosted by Guy Fieri.

The episode "American Heroes" will air at 7 p.m. July 16 on the Food Network.

It features Myers competing against a police officer, an EMT, and an Air Force veteran.

"Out of a thousand something chefs they picked four of us and I was very honored to be picked amongst great other chefs," Myers said.

The show's website outlines the games' premise as:

"Guy Fieri sends four talented chefs running through the aisles in a high-stakes, high-skills grocery store cooking competition. The chefs are hit by real-world challenges like finding workarounds when all the essential ingredients are suddenly 'out of stock' or having to create a masterpiece when you can only cook with "5 items or less" or on a $10 budget. In the end, the food does the talking, as the last chef standing has the chance to make some serious dough!"

Myers credits Northwest Louisiana for helping to take his skills to the next level.

"Born and raised here in Shreveport, you get inspiration from everybody… the Creole dishes, the barbecue, the fried chicken, everything is here in the city that you love so the inspiration is very big here in the city of Shreveport," Myers said.

And as much as he loves cooking, Myers says fighting fires will always be first on his list.

"I love being a fireman, I always wanted to be one, I've been one since I graduated high school."

The winner earns $20,000 and bragging rights.

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