Councilmember Johnson and Others Host a Public Safety Career Day For West Long Beach Youth

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Councilmember James Johnson

7th District Councilmember James Johnson, in conjunction with the Long Beach Fire Department Marine Safety Division and the Long Beach Junior Chamber, will be hosting a unique and interactive Public Safety career day for youth in West Long Beach, sponsored by the Port of Long Beach, LA County Supervisor Don Knabe, and the Long Beach Marriott.

City of Long Beach: Fire and Safety Track, or CLB FAST, is an exciting and educational opportunity for economically disadvantaged students aged 13-16. The program was created to provide students with direction and information on career opportunities within the Long Beach Fire Department and Marine Safety Division, as well as the Port of Long Beach. Forty-five West Long Beach students will participate in various sessions, including: maritime navigation, large area rescue search patterns, river safety, port security, and sonar operations.

Participants will also tour a fireboat and have the opportunity to ride a marine safety rescue boat. These activities will provide Long Beach youth with insight into the daily operations of Fire/Marine Safety, but more importantly, how the decisions they make in school can prepare them for a career in Public Safety.

Students will arrive at the Rainbow Harbor Amphitheater at 8:30AM to check-in. At 9:00AM, a kick-off ceremony will take place to welcome the students to this unique opportunity that can potentially shape their future careers.

August 9th, 2011
9:00AM – 10:00AM
Rainbow Harbor Amphitheater
Shoreline Dr. & Pine Ave.

For more information, contact the 7th District Council Office at (562) 570-7777 or district7@longbeach.gov.

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