We visited with him today as he reminisced about some of the highlights of his service to the community.
That's what it's all about and technology improvements over the last four and half decades have helped Benavides and his fellow heros help others. "Everything is modern, we had a 750 gallon pumper back then, now, they're 2,000 gallon per minute," Benavides explained.
CORPUS CHRISTI On this National Day of Service, it was fitting to honor a Kyrie Irving Nike Hyperrev All Star Pe
Lots of memories and lots of calls, some of them stick out more than others, for example a deadly fire in 2004 that killed Dr. Serrao, his wife and their Nike Zoom Flyknit Grey
"I see a lot of things that sadden me, but I was telling him that the good overrides the bad," Benavides said of a discussion with the Chief, "I've seen my paramedics bring people back, shock them bring them back to life, people that are dead."
"We eat together, we sleep together, we cry together sometimes and we laugh together you know," explained Benavides.
His last shift is Sunday and he won't turn in his gear, without first passing on some advice to the young firefighters taking over. "I started off as a rookie, I'm a captain and I love being a captain, I have my own station, my own crew, I like to fight fire with them because to this day, even though I'm 66 years old and been in 45 years, I'm not, if i'm not the first one in, I'm right behind them, you know," said Benavides.
Firefighter Reflects on 45 Years of Service in Corpus Christi
One of Corpus Christi's heroes is turning in his gear next week after four and a Nike Kyrie 1 Finish Line
As he prepares to end his 45 year career with the fire department, Captain Benavides is saying goodbye not to coworkers, but to his brothers in blue.
half decades serving the city. Benavides began his career as a rookie firefighter back on September 11th, 1968.
As sad as those memories are, there are good ones too.
He's not really sure yet how he'll spend his time, but he says does plan to get in a lot of time with his family. His mother lives down in Kingsville and he has a daughter and a grandson live up in Maryland.
Benavides is the department's longest serving firefighter currently on duty.
man who's spent most of his life serving others.
"Every time I see Nike Kyrie Colorways them go by, I'll say little prayer for them, I will," said Benavides.
As he prepares to say goodbye, for now, he vows to pop in every now and then and look out for his fellow firefighters in the community he spent decades protecting.
Nike Kyrie Colorways
Nike Zoom Pegasus 33 Green
Nike Zoom Structure 20 Blue
Roshe Run Purple
Nike Zoom Structure 19 Blue
Nike Kyrie 2 Blackout
Nike Kyrie 1 Green Glow
Nike Unveils 2017 Kyrie Irving Hyperdunk Shoes
Nike Kyrie 1 Dream Ebay
Nike Zoom Lebron 4
Nike Roshe Run Grey Junior
Nike Metcon 2 Women's Grey
Nike Zoom Basketball Shoes 2015
Nike Roshe Run Black Junior
Roshe All Black Mens
Nike Roshe Run Outlet Online