Saving lives is in Joel Rosado’s blood, the same blood his sister shed in service to the city.
Rosado, the brother of murdered Bronx EMT Yadira Arroyo is following in her footsteps. Rosado, 32, is graduating the FDNY EMS academy on Thursday and will be assigned to his big sister’s station, the Daily News has learned.
“She’s my hero," Rosado said in an exclusive interview with The News. “I want to do this for her.” Rosado was already an emergency medical technician when Arroyo was killed in the line of duty two years ago. The pair joked about being on the job together and he made getting into the FDNY EMS academy a priority after Arroyo’s death.
“My sister has always been an inspiration for me,” he explained. “If it wasn’t for her, I wouldn’t be where I am today.
“She’s not going to be here to see that in person, but I know she knows," he said.