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On this final day of Hispanic Heritage Month 2022, join us in learning about Ladder 53 Captain Jose Grullon. Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in The Bronx, Grullon is currently one of three Dominican Captains serving in our fire suppression.
“I have a front row seat to the best job on earth and that is why I took this job. You arrive on scene first, begin to help those in need, and have the opportunity daily to make a difference and change lives,” said Grullon, who joined the Department in 2004 as a Firefighter at Engine 6 and who served as a Lieutenant at Ladder 38. He was promoted to his current rank last month.
“I went from milking cows and riding horses as a kid to fighting fires, and I couldn’t be happier with the choice that I made,” he added. “We live and work in a very diverse community and whenever I speak Spanish while on a call, I’m showing members of the community that I can relate to them, that they can get their point across, and hopefully, I can inspire them to join the Department one day as well.”
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