Soboba tribal member graduates from fire academy

Michael Allen Castello receives award for outstanding performance Courtesy of Michael CastelloSoboba Tribal Member Michael Allen Castello recently graduated from the Maui County Fire Department Academy. ■ By Mike Hiles / Contributed Michael Allen Castello, son of Cyndi Lemke and Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians’ Tribal Administrator Michael Castello, recently became a Maui County Department of Fire and Public Safety 33rd Recruit Class Graduate. “I’ve wanted to become a firefighter since I was in middle school,” recalls Castello, 27. “A smoke jumper was my first goal in firefighting but I ended up going to a more city-based department.” On Jan. 12, he was also presented with an award for “Most Outstanding-Functional

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