Member Profile: Daimen Vazquez


April 2015¬†marks Daimen’s anniversary of his return to the floor following a serious injury. While attempting to rescue a cat from a tree, Daimen fell from the top rung of the ladder he was standing on. He lost consciousness, had a seizure and was incontinent when he hit the ground. Daimen suffered a broken vertebrae, five broken ribs, a broken sternum, hemothorax, pneumothorax, and concussion. After a week in the hospital, months of recovery and rehab, Daimen returned to the floor fully recovered! Needless to say, we are glad to have him back in one piece! Daimen continues to be one of our best, with specialty training and certifications in Truck Tiller, Water Rescue, Hazardous Materials, Urban Search and Rescue and will be teaching Forcible Entry to our new recruits in Academy 2015. Daimen lives in Orcutt with his wife and two girls.