Matt Lopez ’09 Joins Gonzales Fire Department

Matt Lopez ’09 is now a fire engineer with the Gonzales Fire Department. After graduating from Palma he attended Fresno State then enlisted in the California National Guard as a C130 engine mechanic. Lopez also earned his Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification while enlisted. He is now following in his father’s footsteps, who was a Salinas firefighter and fire engineer. What young man doesn’t dream of one day driving a fire engine?
 
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