The “Guardians of THE LAND,” deliver safety for the people. Service without expectation and an extraordinary commitment to our community.
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Meet Sergeant Charmin Leon a 10 year Cleveland Division of Police veteran Charmin currently serves as Officer in Charge of Public Safety Recruitment for Police, Fire and EMS. When it comes to safety, Charmin’s recommendation is to always be aware of your surroundings and take note of the times you come and go. Children especially should change their routes going to and from school so that their route isn’t predictable and “routine” so that they don’t become oblivious to what’s going on around them. Charmin loves to travel with her children, parents and brothers and is always looking for new places & events to explore. She consistently holds a volunteer position in the community because she feels it’s a necessary activity in being a true citizen. Looking back, Sergeant Leon is still amazed at how wonderful it was being on patrol and getting to know the residents of the 4th District. Her most memorable day was her first day on the job. She was nervous but on that first call her academy training took over and she was able to relax, remain alert and perform the job…she encourages women that they can do this and do it well!
Brandon Perrin, Cleveland Division of Fire Brandon has served as a Firefighter for over 18 years and is currently in Fire Prevention Bureau. One tip he would like to share to make our community safer would be to “Make sure your smoke detectors are properly working , and practice, practice, practice home evacuation with the kids.” Brandon’s most memorable experience on the job was seeing the aftermath of a gas explosion in a vacant home. Debris was everywhere, homes leveled, cars flipped on their sides, windows for blocks shattered in nearby houses and schools. It looked like a war zone scene from a movie, but this was in our city. Fortunately no one was injured, as the surrounding residents were already gone for the day before the explosion happened. Amazingly, no trees in the area were damaged, or uprooted. Nature trumps all. Most people would be surprised to learn that Mr. Perrin speaks Chinese, but not fluently any more. He also has 7 brothers and sisters, all but one are younger than he….good training for life in the firehouse. Brandon Perrin is an active member of the Vanguards of Cleveland, an organization who encourages and supports current and future Black Firefighters.