Almanza discusses his views on community engagement in the article, saying, “A friend once told me that you always have to do more service than you are paid for, and for now I am paying in advance as much as I can.”
Fernando is involved with his community, implementing his civic project “First Responders, Heroes in the Shadows.“ But that’s not all he’s doing. Eagle River Youth Coalition reports in their blog:
When he’s not at work or giving presentations, Fernando isn’t sitting at home. He is involved with – get ready for a long list – a Community Board Member for Communities that Care, Special Olympics 5k and Polar Plunge, FLTI, First Responders, Heroes in the Shadows, Mobile Communications Unit Dispatcher, Bright Future Foundation Buddy Mentor, Volunteer Facebook Admin for “Comite Asesor para Inmigrantes y Agencias”, and also Facebook Admin for CTC, Emergency 911 Certified Bilingual Dispatcher English/Spanish, American Sign Language aspirant, 2018 NENA/APCO State Conference Class Instructor, snowboarder… and he may have forgotten a few.
To Fernando, and all our family leaders, FLTI of Colorado thanks you for leading the way in building stronger, more connected communities!