Sandi Kiefert-Johanns had her eye on a firefighting career from an early age. She served as an EMT and paramedic shortly after high school. Sandi then joined the Sanger Fire Department, becoming that agency’s first female firefighter. She moved to the North Central Fire Department before becoming an engineer for Fresno Fire, where she worked for 16 years. She was an avid crafter and scrapbooker and also loved sailing with her father. In July of 2018, Sandi succumbed to job-related cancer.