The Clark Magnet High School PTA honored police and fire fighters at its November meeting.
“Usually we recognize people during our Founders Day ceremony in February,” said Aida Mousessian, president of PTA. “We decided to give thanks [now] and honor our hard working firefighters and police departments for their outstanding service regarding the Station Fires. We are thankful to live in a great community, where individuals care for one another.”
On hand to receive recognition were fire fighters James Story, Brian Murphey, engineer Martine Detro and Capt. Mario Vasquez from Glendale Fire Station 28. Fire fighter Niles Watson, engineer Michael Nardoni and Capt. Ward Olson from Los Angeles County Fire Station 63 were also thanked as were Lt. Brian Cohen, Sgt. Chris Spencer, Sgt. Manny Fernandez and Officers Tony Cornacchio and Javier Michel.
“It is always nice to be recognized for our efforts but the way we look at it is we are just doing our job,” Vasquez said.
“People were great up there,” added Cohen. “They were helpful. We set up a command center and they brought food. It was nice to see people working together.”
The PTA expressed gratitude to others who were helpful.
“We would also like to express our thanks to Pier One Imports, American Automobile Association, Vons and Ralphs in La Crescenta, New Moon restaurant and Trader Vic’s restaurant for their contributions to [the evening’s] event,” Mousessian added.