On Tuesday, October 1, 2019, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors proclaimed October as “Fire Prevention Month” and also recognized Fire Prevention’s 27th annual Perpetual Fire Prevention Award of Excellence honoree, Fire Captain Jason Nuesca.
Captain Nuesca began his career with the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) in 1990. As a captain and instructor in the Prevention Unit, he passes his knowledge on to the next generation of firefighters.
He is a certified lead instructor for the State of California, served as a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) instructor, and co-authored new guidelines for occupancy inspection, known as Regulation 30. He is also a member of the Firefighters’ Relief Association and president of the Hughes-Elizabeth Lakes Union School District Board.
“I met Jason the very first day I arrived at my assignment, and it only took a week to realize how passionate and how worthy Jason is of receiving this award,” said Battalion Chief Steven Swiatek.
In conjunction with the National Fire Protection Association, the LACoFD is recognizing October 2019 as “Fire Prevention Month”. This year’s theme is “Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape.”
The campaign focuses on educating everyone about the small but important actions they can take to keep themselves and their loved ones safe. For more information and safety tips, visit www.firepreventionweek.org.