Alex Lopez: Meeting the Governor

When CCC crews are working on emergencies, they never know who they’re going to meet!

My name is Alex.

We were on a Yucca Valley fire back in 2006, I think. I’m from CCC San Diego, and Arnold Schwarzenegger was gonna do a presser. I’ve been working very hard way before this point. We cleaned the CalFire van that he was gonna pull up in. It was probably over 100 degrees outside. When our crew saw him, I looked to my C1 and said, “I need to take a picture with the governor.” She gave me and the leadworker an ‘okay’ to go.

And that’s my story.

Photo courtesy of Alex Lopez.

 

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