Antonio Padilla

Firefighter and Trainer, Newark Fire Department Academy

Antonio lost family members in a tragic fire so when it came to choose a career path, he became a firefighter to give back and protect other families. He appreciates the need for continuous learning in the field, for the sake of success and survival, and earned the position of trainer with the Newark Fire Department Academy. He has the privilege of preparing young firefighters for the many situations they might encounter out in the community.


Turning tragedy into a tool
A civil servant to the bone
Putting your life on the line
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