Arnell Garcia

Vice President

Hometown: Hacienda Heights, CA

Why FFAid: I have been involved in the fire community my whole career, so in retirement, SDFRA is a great fit. 

A person who inspires you the most: My Father, Jose M. Garcia. He immigrated to the United States from the Philippines in 1926 with his brother Thomas. I am so grateful for all of his hard work and sacrifice. It gave me the ability to accomplish so much and make a great life for his grandchildren.

How do you give back: I am an advocate for the Retirees and their Families.

Tell us something about yourself: Married 37 years to my wife, Jolee, I have 3 children and a grandbaby girl. I retired after 31 years on the San Diego Fire Department.