Lieutenant Ishmael Roig: Fighting Fires Since 2006

Alumni of class of 2010, Lieutenant Ishmel Roig, suited up in his gear.

Ariana Alvarez, Staff Writer

May 4, 2020

From training in the Coral Gables Fire Explorer program to fighting fires for the Coral Gables Fire Department, Ishmael Roig has always been passionate about saving lives. Lieutenant Roig is an alumnus of the Coral Gables Senior High Class of 2010. He began his fire rescue career early by being apart...

On the Front Lines: a Look into the Fight Against COVID-19

Andre Gutierrez's career as a firefighter and first responder has led him to the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Chase Bagnall-Koger, News Editor

April 24, 2020

Andre Gutierrez begins his 12-hour shift in a now-closed community pool house, equipped with his head cap, full gown, gloves, boot covers, and the “luxury” of a 3m respiratory mask to answer the first call of the day.  As the phones begin to ring, the tiny subunit of the St. Petersburg fire ...

The Amazon Rainforest’s Recent Fires Call for Global Action

The Amazon rainforest is one of the most important ecosystems on the planet and it is time that we take action in keeping it alive.

Ingrid Moises and Stephanie Andrade

August 31, 2019

The Amazon rainforest is a tropical rainforest that covers 5.5 million square kilometers of the Amazon basin of South America. Often referred to as "the planet’s lungs", the Amazon is responsible for producing roughly 20 percent of the oxygen in the atmosphere.  Natural fires in the Amazon rai...

Firefighter Rick Herrin Visits Gables

Rick Herrin is a hometown hero, retiring just last year after 32 years of service with the Miami Dade Fire Department.

Aliyah Symes, Staff Writer

March 3, 2015

On Friday, Jan. 9, Gables was home to a hero. Retired firefighter Rick Herrin showed up at CGHS to speak about his incredible career. Boasting over 32 years of service (something he is incredibly proud of), Herrin has been saving lives and eradicating hazards with incredible skill. "I've been retired...

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