Sanford Heroes – Alex Collazo

This past Tuesday, November 16th, Sanford Deputy Fire Marshal Capt. Alex Collazo was honored with the North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association Hometown Heroes award.

John Hiester Automotive nominated Alex Collazo for this award because of his work to provide Sanford’s sister city Atizapán de Zaragoza, Mexico with the supplies they need to fight fires. With the help of local volunteer fire departments, Red Wolf, and the Sister Cities Association of Sanford, Alex Collazo organized to send 21 air packs and face masks to the Atizapán fire department.

Collazo is also working to provide training resources for firefighters Atizapán.

Collazo is active in Sanford as well, and his ability to speak Spanish fluently has allowed him to communicate with the diverse citizens of our community.

Thank you Capt. Collazo for your service to the Sanford Community, and for going above and beyond to help the citizens of our sister city!