Newsflash, folks! The Torrance Fire Department has started recruiting for Auxiliary Fire Fighter volunteers!
What is it, you ask?
The Torrance Fire Department Auxiliary Fire Fighter is an unpaid internship program that provides Fire Academy graduates an opportunity to aply their acquired skills and gain insight, while preparing for a fire service career. Under close supervision with a commitment to personal safety as well as the safety of others, Auxiliary Fire Fighters respond to emergencies, assist with Fire Prevention inspetions, and maintain apparatus, equipment and stations. They also participate with training and public education.
Torrance Fire Deparment is proud to have Class One Rating since 1995 by the Insurance Services Office. This rating is the highest possible rating that can be given to any fire department nationwide. Class One represents exemplary fire protection in the community. The Department is rated in the areas of operations, water supply system, and emergency communications system.
Alright, can I get more information and how do I apply?
If you’re looking into a fire safety career, this would be a great way to expose yourself to an awesome network of firefighters. Read more about the program here. Instructions on how to apply is included in the link.
Recruitment space is limited. Good luck!
Volunteer Program Website
The City of Torrance Volunteer Program page is going through many changes, although at the moment they might be quite frustrating, we are working hard to make the web page easier to use! We are adding new tabs to our homepage that include Contact Us,Social Media, Volunteer Newsletter and Meet the Team sections! The newest addition to our webpage is the Meet the Team section, which will provide everyone with an inside look into the lives and interests of the various Volunteer Program Coordinators! We are coming up with new improvements everyday, check out some of the changes here.
Torrance Police Department and Torrance Community Services Department Present:
“SENIORS DON’T BE SCAMMED!”
TELEMARKETING & INTERNET SCAMS
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
10 am – 12 noon
Seniors, caregivers, family & friends are invited to
learn about the latest scams.
Katy Geissert Civic Center Library
Community Meeting Room
3301 Torrance Blvd., Torrance
Light refreshments will be served
No RSVP necessary
Resource information will be available from:
the NTVCC (National Telemarketing Victim Call Center),
KEEP-SAFE, H.E.L.P., and Torrance Civic Library’s WOW – Words on Wheels
Torrance Senior Programs, and Torrance Focal Point on Aging - Information and Referral
For more information contact T.P.D. Community Affairs at (310) 618-5735
or visit our website at:
“Werner is involved, sociable and trustworthy.”
Werner has been a volunteer for the Sister City Association since 2007, when his son was selected by the association to spend 3 weeks as an exchange student in Kashiwa, Japan. First, he began assisting at the annual Bunka-Sai, the Japanese Cultural Festival Fundraiser. Steadily, he became more involved, filling a Board vacancy, then becoming a Chairman of the committee that arranges all of the activities for the exchange students. January 2012, he became president of the Sister City Association. On behalf of the City of Torrance’s Volunteer Program, we would like to congratulate Werner on his great service.
“Cindy has been a tremendous addition to our Madrona Marsh family.”
Cindy has been a volunteer since 2010, at which point she brought many new ideas with her. She developed the Friday Fun Program, that is extremely popular for children ages 3-6. She is able to reach out to children with varying learning styles with her gentle nature. She has also been described as creative, compassionate and innovative. Cindy has also helped coordinate the Docent Training Program, that now has many more trained docents leading tours. She has brought a new level of professionalism that inspires volunteers and staff alike.
“We have a very special woman who helps to honor our volunteers, while being a volunteer herself!”
Every year at the Council Recognition, Gudy has provided flowers, corsages, and boutonnieres for our volunteers. She has also made the flower arrangements for our Community Services Volunteer dinner. She has been a long time volunteer for the Farmer’s Market and she works our special events, which include flower arrangements for children on Mother’s Day. She is also a member of the National Garden Club’s Association and has served as a National Master Flower Judge. She is an active member of the Board of Governors/Arboreta and Botanic Garden, where she has taught and volunteered as well. Thank you for all of your hard work Gudy!
“Jennifer is a joy to work with and is always willing to tackle assignments on short notice.”
Jennifer has been a volunteer with the Volunteer Program since 2011, after earning her Bachelor’s in Journalism from Cal State Long Beach and interning at the Daily Breeze. She has provided us with beautifully written spotlights about our volunteers as featured in our seasonal newsletters and blogs. She has said that her inspiration for her writing comes from the people around her and her goal is to continue writing about the stories and people of the South Bay. She has made innovative suggestions towards the improvement of the City of Torrance Volunteer Program in regards to outreach and communications. Her contribution is vital to our success and we are grateful to have a young lady of Jennifer’s Caliber supporting the Volunteer Program’s mission. We are indeed lucky to have a gifted, passionate and flexible natural storyteller that is inspired by the people who shape our local history volunteering for our program. Thank you for all that you do Jennifer!