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Valley Center, CA…The Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians and the Rincon Fire Department has generously donated to the Valley Center Fire Explorer Program. The donation will help with the purchase of safety equipment such as turnout pants, boots, jackets, helmets, gloves, brush gear and shirts.
“We are so proud to be able to donate to a program which instills our youth with strong work ethics and values,” stated Chairman Bo Mazzetti. “It is our continued goal to help motivate our youth into action and provide them with educational and “hands-on” opportunities. Our children are the future and I strongly believe we must continue to supply them with the necessary tools to be successful members of society.”
The Valley Center Fire Explorers Program, organized under the Boy Scouts of America, is designed to allow young men and women, between the ages of 15-21, explore a career in the fire service. The program focuses on goals for the fire service and provides opportunities to learn emergency lifesaving and rescue skills, leadership training and development.
“We are so grateful to the Rincon Tribe for this donation. This donation was much needed as we run our program strictly off donations,” expressed Debbie Spencer Coordinator for the Valley Center Fire Explorers. “Our goal is to establish a scholarship fund to provide a recipient the opportunity to further their career in the fire service.”
For more information on the program visit, www.valleycenterfire.com
About the Rincon Tribe
The Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians is a sovereign government recognized by the United States of America. The Tribe owns Harrah’s Resort Southern California and uses profits from this and other commercial enterprises to provide government services including police and environmental enforcement; economic development; healthcare and culture programs; and a tribal court. At no cost to taxpayers, Rincon’s public safety operations respond to emergencies in the neighboring communities, with more than a majority of calls generating outside the Reservation. Rincon’s tribal enterprises are significant contributors to the San Diego County economy through job creation, tax generation, purchase of local products and services and charitable donations. www.rincon-nsn.gov.