AE Vince SotoWhat are you stationed?
Engine 3 (Williamson St.) on the C shift

Where were you previously?
I was a firefighter/paramedic on Medic 6 (W. Badger Rd) on the C shift.

How long have you served with the MFD?
8½ years

Why did you want to be a driver?
I was ready to take the next step in my career. I was a Firefighter/Paramedic for 6 years, and I would like to become a Lieutenant in the future. Becoming an Apparatus Engineer will help me learn what it takes to be a Lieutenant. This role also allows me to maintain my paramedic license.

What do you like about your station and/or the territory?
Station 3 has a great crew, and I look forward to learning the territory. Most of my career has been on the west and south sides of Madison, so I will have to learn the east side streets.

What's the most rewarding aspect of the job for you?
I like to help people, and this career has allowed me to do that. Every day is different, and that keeps the job interesting and fun.

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Category: General, Station 3