Kalimba Edwards Biography
Kalimba Edwards is a fire captain at Minneapolis Fire Department in Minnesota. She is starring in the 3rd season of the CBS reality TV show, Tough as Nails. Edwards’s job entails fighting fires, EMS training, and saving lives.
Kalimba Edwards Age | Birthday
Born in 1978, Edwards is 43 years old as of 2021. She has not revealed her exact date of birth thus we can not tell when she celebrates her birthday.
Kalimba Edwards Family
Edwards was born in Orange City, California, to a Jamaican father and a white mother by the name of Karen. Her mother runs a daycare center. Moreover, Edwards grew up in a farming community near Wallace, Nebraska where she learned at an early age the importance of labor-intensive trades. In addition, her mother runs a daycare center.
Kalimba Edwards Height
Edwards’s height measurement is under review.
Kalimba Edwards Husband
Edwards is a married woman. She has, however, not revealed details about her husband. The fire captain is a mother of two sons, namely, Ty and Mekhi.
Kalimba Edwards Job
Edwards is a fire captain at Minneapolis Fire Department in Minnesota. Her day’s job entails checking air bottles and masks, relieving her partner, filling out station journal, calling the chief to report their numbers, and seeing what is in store for the day. In addition, the fire captain trains, EMS training, fight fires, save lives, cook meals, and clean.
Moreover, Edwards reveals that 80% of all their calls are EMS. She also said that they are the first to arrive at everything from heart attacks to shootings. When asked what makes her proud of herself she said that any call where she can make a difference and her crew goes home safe.
In addition, she is a yoga instructor.
Kalimba Edwards Tough as Nails
Edwards is a competitor in the 3rd season of Tough as Nails. Tough as Nails premiered its first season on July 8, 2020, its second season on February 10, 2021, and now on its third season which premiered on October 6, 2021. The TLC’s reality show is hosted by Phil Keoghan. Keoghan is also the host of The Amazing Race. Tough as Nails features contestants competing in challenges at job sites that test their toughness. One contestant is eliminated in each episode.
Coming to the competition, Edwards describes herself as passionate, determined, and authentic. As a firefighter, her job entails checking air bottles and masks, relieving her partner, filling out station journal, calling the chief to report their numbers, and seeing what is in store for the day. In addition, she said that she trains, EMS training, fight fires, save lives, cook meals, and clean.
When asked who she is competing for, Edwards said that she is competing for her boys, her mom, and also for herself and every little girl that grew up thinking they were not enough. Additionally, she said winning would mean that she could help her mom so she can retire. She also said that she would like to see her mother enjoy her life and maybe have someone taking care of her for a little while.
Furthermore, when asked what makes her tough as nails she said that she has been through just about everything and yet she keeps pushing through.
Tough as Nails Season 3 Contestants
Other Contestants of Season 3 of Tough as Nails include:
- Mike Shaffer
- Elizabeth Rillera
- Dequincy “Quincey” Walker
- Lamar Edwin Hanger
- Jerome Kapuka’a
- Kelsy Reynoldsera
- Alfredo “Alfie” P. Rivera
- Lia Mort
- Takene “Tak” Tanabe
Kalimba Edwards Net Worth
Edwards has an estimated net worth is $1 million. As a fire captain in Minneapolis, she earns an average annual salary of up to $100,193.