Chasing Fire: The Ups and Downs of Beverly May Grimaldo of Torrijos, Marinduque

Inspector Beverly May P. Grimaldo
While most people are told to run away from fire, there are those who are meant to chase it.

Firefighters spend everyday of their lives waiting to be called to respond to hazardous fires, teaching communities about fire prevention, and inspecting buildings to make sure they adhere to the Fire Code. It’s a job dominated by men, but this did not stop Inspector Beverly May Grimaldo from chasing fire.

While most people are told to run away from fire, there are those who are meant to chase it.

Firefighters spend everyday of their lives waiting to be called to respond to hazardous fires, teaching communities about fire prevention, and inspecting buildings to make sure they adhere to the Fire Code. It’s a job dominated by men, but this did not stop Inspector Beverly May Grimaldo from chasing fire.

Although she spent her first two years in college aiming for an education degree, the Grimaldo patriarch convinced her to get into the PNPA and start her journey to becoming a firefighter.

Source and courtesy: Trisha Macas/VC, GMA News

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