|Birth Name:||Randel Portman|
|Chosen Name:||The Fireman|
|Date of Birth:||January 18, 1972|
|Date of Eruption:||March 23, 1998|
|Place of Origin:||New York City, New York, USA|
|Spouse:||Jennifer Portman |
Randel Portman erupted on 23 March at 3:31 PM EST, while working for the New York City Fire Department (NYFD), attempting to put out a school bus which had caught fire. He absorbed all the fire within himself, earning him the nickname "The Fireman," and establishing him in the eyes of the public as the first known nova.