HEROES OF THE MONTH

Jose De La Rosa
Paramedic at Ambulance 43

A Little Q&A with the Hero

What are some of your nick names?
My partner on the Ambo calls me “Rose” as my last name translates to ‘Of The Rose’

Do you put ketchup on your hotdog?
This is a well known sin in Chicago so no.

Favorite drink?
Old fashion! But if we are going non-alcoholic diet cherry coke with ice hits different

Most embarrassing thing about you?
Love Karaoke, not that great at it.

Favorite part of your job?
Every day is different. I love responding to 911 calls regardless of level of care. You never know what you’re walking into.

Thin crust or deep dish?
Love pizza, all types and any toppings. Yes, including pineapple.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Besides staying away from covid? I like to hit the boxing gym but now that that’s closed I tend to stay in house and keep my fellow Chicagoans safe.

Cubs or Sox?
I am from the north side of Chicago. Cubbies baby!

Who do you look up to?
Definitely my parents. Gave up everything for me and I wouldn’t be where I am if it wasn’t for them. Thank you.

What have you been doing to keep busy during COVID?
Staying at home has definitely improved my cooking skills.

Cats or dogs?
Dogs but I don’t want to upset any cat people. I’ve seen tiger king (the show) cats are okay too.

Favorite place to vacation?
I went to Japan (pre-covid) that’s my favorite place. If you ever get a chance to visit Kyoto will make you love Japan.

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