By Brittany Hanson/Garden Grove Journal
Tuesday night the Stanton City Council welcomed the new Orange County Fire Authority Division Chief Michael E. Boyle at the start to the council meeting.
Boyle is a 34-year veteran of OCFA and has worked in a wide variety of functions in fire service, creating a diverse portfolio to draw on.
Also, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Explorers Program Stanton Division was given recognition from the city for their winning teamwork and effort at the 7th annual Explorers Competition in September.
The Explorer program allows teens to receive modified training experience to let them greater understand the Sherff’s Department role in the community.
The competition uses a varety of officer involvement scenarios that the Explorers can showcase what they have learned.
Jacob Wiggs, Joshua Wiggs, Richard Paniagua and Giovanni Acosta comprised the Stanton team and brought home three first place awards for handling scenarios for a domestic dispute, vehicle assault and physical agility.
Finally, the Gang Reduction and Intervention Partnership is hoping to be awarded $500,000 to further the program’s scope in the city of Stanton.
GRIPS works with children, most often at the elementary level, to assess and help keep children busy and doing well in school to keep them out of gangs.
A large part of the program is involved with making sure that out of school time, OST, is utilized for positive involvement with children.
An example is partnering with The Boys and Girls Club, Pure Game soccer and social clubs and Big Brothers and Big Sisters mentoring programs to keep kids busy.
They also provide on site counseling for children in school for academic or social issues.