Jesus Garcia is a graduate of the 2017 LMC Fire Academy and has been pursuing a career in the fire service for the past year. He grew interested in joining the firefighting profession because of the team and family-oriented environment it represents. Having the opportunity to give back to the community is another reason why Jesus is pursuing a career as a firefighter. After graduating from the LMC Fire Academy, he was hired as a firefighter with the Cordelia Fire District.

Jesus was selected as one of the engine company lieutenants for the LMC Fire Academy and received the “Highest Achiever Award” for academics and skills. He is also an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), obtained his Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) certification, coaches youth soccer, is involved in several community outreach programs, and is fluent speaking and writing in both Spanish and English. Jesus is currently working towards a degree in Fire Technology at Los Medanos College.