My name is Cameron.  I am currently serving a 12 year sentence for drug conspiracy.  So far I have been incarcerated for 3 years.  1 out of those 3 years I have been in the SWIFT program.  During my participation I have worked hard to earn my certifications to become a firefighter Type 2.  I have also earned my rank as Squad Boss and am working to complete my Type 1 task book.  If you would have told me this is what I would be doing a year or two ago I would have laughed in your face and called you a liar.  I am truly proud of my accomplishments through the SWIFT program.  I am passionate about what I do. I love what I do every day I am at work.  It has taught me that instead of being out there selling drugs and poisoning my community I would rather serve my community and work to improve it and protect it from disaster.  It has given me a new found love for Colorado.  I love my Colorado Community.  The program has also taught me how to develop strong leadership characteristics and shown me skills to deal with a wide spectrum of different personalities.  The program has also given me a wide variety to career paths to choose from when I re-enter my community.  I would also like to give a special thanks to our bosses Abel Chavez, Christopher Mangiarelli, and Joseph Ortega.  They truly go above and beyond for us guys and the program itself.  I don't know where I would be without their love and support.  I love the SWIFT program and highly recommend it to anyone that meets the criteria.  It has turned me into the man I am supposed to be, something everyone in my family can be proud of.  But at the end of the day, me, myself, I can be proud of my choices.  At the end of the day I am a firefighter, and at the end of the day I am CCI!