Interview with Retired San Jose Fire Captain David C. Lerma
David Lerma is a retired Captain from San Jose Fire Department. David retired in 2009, after serving for 29 years. During this time, David received numerous certificates and commendations, including a Medal of Valor for his service at the World Trade Center attack.
David is certified in high and low angle rope rescue, structure collapse and confined space rescue, and is a certified instructor for Rescue Systems One and Swift Water Rescue. David is also a long-standing member of Los Bomberos of Northern CA, a nonprofit organization that strives to improve fire protection to communities throughout Santa Clara County, and is committed to serving the community through volunteer opportunities, partnerships such as Toys for Tots, and scholarship and mentorship programs. David has proudly served his community as a member of Los Bomberos for over 40 years!
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Los Bomberos of Northern California
“We want to serve the community of San Jose with all the support we can give. Whether it is giving backpacks and supplies to kids to help them succeed in their school year or to give children toys that they deserve to open on Christmas morning just like any other child. We want to serve any and better their lives.” ( https://losbomberosofnortherncalifornia.com/, 2023)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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