Author Archives: Mesa Fire and Medical Department

Meet Mesa Fire and Medical Department Recruit Michael Rakofsky

Michael Rakofsky is a one of 25 new recruits at the Mesa Fire and Medical Department recruit academy. At 43 years old he is married with 3 kids. Prior to becoming a Mesa Fire Recruit, Michael was a reserve firefighter … Continue reading

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Your Community, Your Career – Meet Lori Ott

What aspects of the fire service attracted you to the career? I was interested in the physical nature of the job, I had been in sports and danced from the age of four all the way through college.  I knew … Continue reading

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Your Community, Your Career – Meet John Leivas

What aspects of the fire service attracted you to the career? There are many reasons, first the challenge of a demanding job both physical and mental.  I enjoy serving the community, good pay, and benefits.  Every day presents new challenges! … Continue reading

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Your Community, Your Career – Meet Mike Castillo

What aspects of the fire service attracted you to the career? I was in the military before becoming a firefighter, which is where I learned the importance of team, camaraderie and brotherhood.  Becoming a firefighter was a way to continue … Continue reading

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Sustainability Champion – Bill Cawthorne, Mesa Fire and Medical Department

Fire Inspector Bill Cawthorne visits sites all over the City of Mesa to ensure that their fire safety regulations are all up to code. Some other responsibilities of a Fire Inspector are delivering information on topics such as fire safety, … Continue reading

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Ladder 201A Urban Gardeners

Richard Harless and some of his fellow firefighters stationed at Fire Station 201 have gone above and beyond to participate in the community that they already so dutifully serve. Richard is a Fire Engineer who drives Ladder 201, and whose … Continue reading

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Amanda Piña, Mesa Fire Connector Program

Name:  Amanda Piña Volunteer program:  Connectors When did you begin volunteering?  2009 Why did you choose to volunteer?  I chose to volunteer because I love to volunteer and give a helping hand.  I started volunteering in Jr. High and pursued the … Continue reading

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