On Sunday, November 3, 2019, Chief Deputy Dawnna Lawrence and Los Angeles County firefighters from Fire Station 141, along with members of Division 2 and the Community Outreach, Recruitment, Diversity, and Inclusion (CORDI) section, participated in the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles’ (GSGLA) event, known as the “Family Fit Fair”.
The fair took place at Frank G. Bonelli Park in San Dimas where Sidewalk CPR lessons were taught by Claremont Senior Troop 2634. This collaborative effort between GSGLA and the Department was spearheaded by Troop 2634 Leader Rosalie Swiatek, the wife of Battalion Chief Steven Swiatek. Theresa Edy-Kiene, Chief Executive Officer of the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles, stopped by the Department’s booth to support the wonderful work being done.
Girl Scout Troop 2634 won a Silver Award for its outstanding work in teaching Sidewalk CPR with hopes of building the program for more troops in Los Angeles County to replicate the program. We look forward to exploring additional future partnerships between the Department and GSGLA to continue the effort to teach Sidewalk CPR and also spread awareness about fire service and lifeguard careers.