"Being able to help people in their time of greatest need is a great feeling. Knowing the citizens of our community depend on us, and knowing what we do really makes a difference in their lives is priceless. We really do have the best job in the world.


I love how animals have a natural ability to make you smile. They are always happy to see you and there's never a dull moment when they are around."


Our thanks and appreciation to Julio for appearing in the 2019 Red White & Rescue Calendar and for serving our community!

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Julio Garcia, Firefighter/EMT, Katy Fire Department

Years in Uniform: 1

Pictured with Teddy, available for adoption from Special Pals