Leilani Salazar

Leilani Salazar

Rio Rico Fire District, AZ

Nominated by Ruth Hardwick

Ms. Salazar is in charge of many public outreaches in our fire district: Car Seat Safety, Bicycle Safety, Seatbelt Safety, and many other local Public Education outreaches. She is a mother of eight children and a grandmother of two and takes her job as a Firefighter EMT with great pride, which shows with all of her accomplishments.

She had tested four times for Captain over the last two years until she finally passed, made the Captains promotion list, and as of July 1st this year, will officially be promoted to Captain.  Ms. Salazar will be the first female Captain in history of Rio Rico Fire District and the first female Captain in Santa Cruz County, AZ.  I am very impressed by her and her accomplishments.  She is a real hero.

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