I hope everyone had a great Easter holiday. 

I had the opportunity to interview Albert Rodriguez on the afternoon of April 18. The full story will run in the May 2 issue of the Exponent. Albert is a captain with Reedley Fire and also works as an EMT with Sequoia Safety Council and now has a full-time job as a firefighter with the Selma Fire Department. 

Albert also has a twin brother named Martin. I wrote about Martin in the Exponent's April 11 issue.  

We have been highlighting Reedley's firefighters, most of them have jobs outside the department since Reedley is a volunteer department. Albert not only volunteers with Reedley Fire, but he now works full-time with the Selma Fire Department and works as an EMT with Sequoia Safety Council. He's a busy guy. 

He was also telling me that fitness is a big part of his life. "I eat healthy, I try and stay away from food that has carbs and sugar," he said.  "But I do have cheat days, I love my pizza, I love burgers."

Albert said he likes to lead by example, and that's a great thing. I also believe healthy eating is important whether you work in fire or not. 

I know nowadays we have such busy lives, busy schedules that fast food is often the only option. 

As much as I try to eat healthy, I oftentimes find myself walking over to the Main Street Cafe and ordering a slice of their peach, blueberry pie with ice cream. 

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