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Firefighter Academy Profiles                  February 2022

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Aaron Prothro

Firefighter Trainee Prothro
Aaron Prothro

I served 5 years in the Marine Corps due to my desire to serve my country. While serving, I developed my teamwork and leadership skills and discovered my passion for physical fitness. At the end of my enlistment, I knew I wanted to be a firefighter and I pursued a degree in Fire Technology. I currently live in Madera, CA with the love of my life and our 2 four-legged children. I am here to help and am always eager to learn.

 

 

Aaron Ray

Firefighter Trainee Ray
Aaron Ray

I grew up in the Central Valley and went to Clovis High School, from there I went to Sacramento State University to play baseball. After that I moved to San Diego to finish schooling and get my Real Estate License where I actively practiced real estate and sold property throughout California. I decided I wanted to serve my community in a more direct way and went down the path to become a fireman. I have a great sense of pride and honor in protecting my community and helping others that may be in need.

 

 

Adrian Magana

Firefighter Trainee Magana
Adrian Magana

Hello my name is Adrian Magana, I'm currently 20 years old and I live in Firebaugh. I have one younger brother named Mason and a girlfriend named Brandy. Some hobbies of mine include dirt bike riding, off-roading and hiking. The reason I became a firefighter was because I like that no day in the fire service will ever be the same and each day brings new challenges to overcome.

 

 

Andrew Castillo

Firefighter Trainee Castillo

Hello, my name is Andrew Castillo I’ve been with my wife for six years but married for three and we have a beautiful daughter that will be turning two years old this March. All of my time goes to my family that I love very much. The reason I chose to be a part of the fire service is because I’ve always wanted to devote myself to a cause that truly makes a difference.

 

 

Brad Goodwin

Firefighter Trainee Goodwin
Brad Goodwin

Hello, my name is Brad Goodwin. I am 20 years old and was born in Fresno and currently still live there. In my off time I enjoy hunting, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. I decided to pursue the fire service my junior year of high school because I wanted to be a part of something bigger than myself and apply my strengths to the team effort and serve the community.

 

 

 

Kameron Myers

Firefighter Trainee Myers
Kameron Myers

Hello, my name is Kameron Myers and I am 21 years old. I grew up in a big family in the city of Kerman and in Fresno. I played sports all my life and I love being outdoors and with my family. I have 5 brothers, a girlfriend, and a puppy named Rosco. I have chosen to join the fire service because I want to make a difference and be proud of what I do.

 

 

 

 

Cole Emerzian

Firefighter Trainee Emerzian
Cole Emerzian

My name is Cole Emerzian & I was born and raised in Fresno, California. I grew up in a big family, constantly busy playing sports & spending time with friends. Prior to beginning my journey with North Central Fire, you could find me on the west side of the valley helping manage ranches for Red Rooster tomatoes. Since I was young, I knew that helping others was my passion. Now getting to work at North Central as a fireman, I know that I will fulfill that passion daily.

 

 

 

Gabe Carreiro

Firefighter Trainee Carreiro
Gabe Carreiro

Hello, my name is Gabe Carreiro.  I am 24 years old and have an amazing girlfriend of 7 years along with our 2 dogs, Bentley and Koda.  I attended Fresno State and have been and EMT for the past 3 years and recently attended the Fresno City College Fire Academy.  I enjoy every aspect of being a first responder and plan to continue my career serving as a firefighter in the District.

 

 

Gunnar Tapp

Firefighter Trainee Tapp
Gunnar Tapp

Hello, my name is Gunnar Tapp.  I’m 21 years old and I was born and raised in Clovis, California with my two younger brothers. I’ve played the trumpet since elementary school and as a hobby have since learned as many instruments as I could get my hands on. But most of all I enjoy helping others and in the end this is what lead me to the fire service. There is nothing quite like having the opportunity to give myself in service to others both in and out of work.

 

 

Ty Mulhern

Firefighter Trainee Mulhern
Ty Mulhern

My name is Ty Mulhern and I am 28 years old. I have lived in Fresno/Clovis my entire life and have a German shepherd named Addy that usually tags along with me everywhere I go. Snowboarding and watching sports are just a few things I enjoy doing. Growing up with a grandpa in the fire service and being submerged into the culture is what inspired me to pursue a career in the fire service.

 

 

Zayne Schallberger

Firefighter Trainee Schalberger
Zayne Schallberger

My name is Zayne Schallberger, and I am 21 years old. I live in Chowchilla. My hobbies are traveling, camping, golfing, and jujitsu. I joined the fire service because the variety of calls makes each day different, and I want to be a part of the fire family. I know that throughout my career I will always have someone to turn to for questions in life, questions about the fire service, and a good laugh.

 

 

 

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