Vote For Your Favorite Firefighter

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Vote For Your Favorite Firefighter

Each team of firefighters participating in our Fight For Air Climb on February 2, 2019 has nominated one member of their team for Top Firefighter.  Each firefighter represents the best of their noble profession and is a competitor in the Jacksonville Fight For Air Climb.  We invite you to learn more about our firefighters and to vote for your favorite….or favorites.  Each $10 donation allows you to  place one vote and you may vote as frequently as you like.  We will announce our winner at the Climb.

Teresa Kinstle

HENRY RIVERA

Climb Team Name: JAX Firefighters

Fire Department:   JFRD/Duval County

How many years have you been a firefighter?  11 total but only 2 with Jacksonville

Why did you choose to become a firefighter and what do you love most about your job?

I came for the excitement and stayed because of the brotherhood.

Tell us 2 or 3 unique/fun/interesting things about yourself:

  1. This is my fourth and final fire department that I have worked for.
  2. I’m originally from Long Island, and if I had stayed up there I would have ended up being a police officer like most of my cousins.
Vote for Henry!

KRIS GUNBY

Climb Team Name: St. Johns County Fire Rescue

Fire Department:   SJCFR; Station 4/Squad 4

How many years have you been a firefighter?   4.5 years

Why did you choose to become a firefighter and what do you love most about your job?

I chose the career because it meant that I could serve others by doing something that I love. After going through paramedic school and completing my ride along requirement, it was never an option of ‘if’ I became a firefighter, but when. Being on the job brings a lot of responsibility to be a role model and that results in the  obligation to constantly be working towards being a better fireman. I like that it requires a team to work towards the greater good, and out of those relationships comes a heck of a family. I love the people I work with and learn from every day.

Tell us 2 or 3 unique/fun/interesting things about yourself:

1. I had the honor to fundraise and climb 80+ flights in NYC for 9/11 first responders who are still dealing with the health effects of selflessly entering the towers to save others.
2. I had a boaters license before I had a driver’s license
3. I took a water colors painting class in Italy

Vote for Kris!