Friday, June 20, 2008

Honoring the Aztec Fire Crew Graduates

Garcetti and Aztec Fire Crew
Originally uploaded by CD-13
In council this morning, I was proud to honor the 43 newest graduates of the Aztec Fire Crew program, a great example of the effective gang intervention programs in Los Angeles. These at-risk young adults have made a commitment to give back to their communities, and have already helped prevent fires through their brush-clearing efforts. They graduate from the Aztec program with valuable job skills, and have the experience they need to work alongside the LAFD in the future as professional firefighters. As Los Angeles heats up for the summer, and the risk of brush fires increases, we’ll be very grateful to these young Angelenos, who have put such hard work into keeping our neighborhoods safe!