Corey Teng


Hometown: Pasadena, CA

Why FFAid: One of the best things about the fire service is the brotherhood/sisterhood. In the morning, we leave our families at home to be with our families at work. It’s something that is very unique to the fire service. Being able to lend a helping hand to our fellow brothers and sisters in their time of need continues those family traditions and allows us to give back to those who came before us.

A person who inspires you the most: My mother. Growing up, she sacrificed so much for us and showed me what it really means to take care of those you love.

How do you give back: I’m a Battalion Advisor for the SDFD Cadet Program and an instructor at the San Pasqual Reservation Fire Academy. As a previous cadet, I am certain I wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for the Cadet Program. While I was trying to get hired, I had instructors/mentors that selflessly guided me in the right direction. I try to follow in their footsteps and give back to others what they gave me.

Tell us something about yourself: I love to travel and experience different cultures. I’m just trying to add more stamps to my passport!