Fighting to fight fires

By Juju Miyamoto, Staff–

While searching for the right career path to follow after Davis High, if you have a knack to help and rescue others, pursuing a life in law enforcement might be the right choice.

Law enforcement includes occupations like a police officer, detective, firefighter, etc. Junior Tanner McNamara already has his goals set to become a firefighter after departing from DHS.

McNamara’s inspiration to pursue a life in law enforcement stems from family influence.

“My dad and my uncle and my oldest brother are all firemen so I’ve grown around firemen and the fire station and since I was young I’ve always wanted to help people in danger,” McNamara said.

The presence of firefighters in his family has made an firm impression on McNamara. However, the road to becoming a firefighter is not as simple as one may think.

McNamara still plans to attend a four-year school to major in wildlife and forestry and afterward enter the fire academy. McNamara’s plans may change if he is “too eager” to go the academy straight away.

The fire academy is where future firefighters train and learn to fight fires. In order to get into the academy, attendees must hold a high school diploma and pass a physical test.

McNamara looks up to his dad and older brother as idols in the law enforcement world.

“The[y] have put so much time and effort to where they are today and it is really cool to see how far they went and how much of an impact they have had on my life with what they do,” McNamara said.

McNamara’s determination to be a fireman is apparent to the people around him.

“[…] Tanner is one of the bravest people I know,” junior Cooper Welsh said.

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