Brianna Alvarez: A Fire Captain in the Making
She is a firefighter and has been working toward the goal of fulfilling her passion and becoming a Fire Captain to help everyone she can. As a first responder and someone who risks her life to save others, Brianna is someone to look up to.
Q: WHAT ARE YOU MOST PASSIONATE ABOUT?
A: I am most passionate about helping others and being a first responder. I also love all things Disney and visiting the parks.
Q: WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN YOUR LIFE THAT HAS SET YOU APART FROM YOUR PEERS?
A: In my past I have been through several hardships, especially during the transition from elementary school to middle school. I was hospitalized for a very rare disease shortly before starting Hammarskjold, I had to overcome my fears of starting a new school with new people but more importantly going to school with a PICC line (a specific IV for prolonged use of antibiotics) which was scary at the time because I was afraid of what people would think of me.
Q: WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN 10 YEARS?
A: In 10 years I can picture myself still living in New Jersey and as a firefighter captain, as well as a health care provider. I can see myself traveling a lot, I want to go to Europe and the last few states I haven’t seen yet, but most importantly I’ll travel to Walt Disney World very often, especially when I have a family of my own.
Q: WHAT MADE YOU BECOME A FIREFIGHTER?
A: My father was a Fire Captain in Newark for 31 years, I practically grew up in a firehouse, so I always knew I wanted to follow in his footsteps. It’s definitely shaped me to who I am now because I finally found my passion, and it’s helped me become more confident and outgoing.