By Beka Compton
The Times 

Focus on Firefighters

Captain Miguel Castillo is one of many volunteers at Columbia-Walla Walla County Fire District 2, working to keep our community safe one call at a time

 

August 5, 2021

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Miguel and Savanna Castillo with their three children, Sophia, Oliver, and Makenzie.

Jumping into a truck and charging into a standing wheat fire, or encountering a burning building is not for the faint of heart, but for Captain Miguel Castillo, Columbia-Walla Walla Fire District 2, it is a way to help his community.

Castillo was inspired to join the district around seven years ago after watching the devastation left behind by multiple complex fires in the Umatilla National Forest.

"I reached out to some of the local guys here, applied, and got on the department," Castillo said. "Ever since then, I've been doing what I can to help out the community."

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