Name: Angela Lang
What do you do for a living?
I am a firefighter and EMT for the city of Scottsdale
What type of training do you need to do your job?
You need to be able to carry at least 50 to100 pounds of extra weight when you are on a fire call, so we do lots of strength and cardio training. We also train daily on all the equipment and tools we use on calls, that includes the fire truck and medical supplies.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
My favorite part of the job is being a part of a team that works hard to take care of people when they are having their worst day.
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
I wanted to be a marine biologist. I didn’t know that I wanted to be a firefighter until I was done with college.
What advice would you give to a kid who wants to have a similar career?
Work hard for what you want. Be nice and be respectful to anyone you meet.
One fun fact NOT about your job?
I use to play volleyball and now I coach.