"I love my job because it gives me a platform to interact and educate the community. Firefighting is fun but the impact left on the people you help is the most rewarding part. One my most memorable moments was rescuing a rabbit from a bad car accident. The driver of the vehicle had caught the rabbit and planned on eating it for dinner. The rabbit was trapped under the car seat and after getting it out, the driver decided that since he himself was not injured in the accident he should set the rabbit free. Guess it was the rabbit’s lucky day!

Our family has one rescue cat, Harley, who we adopted when my daughter turned 4. He is always ready to play, even at 3 a.m. when everyone else is sleeping."

Our thanks and appreciation to Lieutenant Valladares for appearing in the 2018 Red White & Rescue Calendar and for serving our community!

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Special Pals Red White & Rescue Calendar - Carlos Valladares - Katy Fire Department

Lieutenant Carlos Valladares, Katy Fire Department

Years in Uniform: 4

Pictured with Clara from Special Pals