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North County Fire Explorers serve lunch to FWC


Last updated 7/17/2017 at Noon

North County Fire Explorers, from left, Jacob Graef, Zovany Zuniga, Zachery Jones, Jaden Wald, Brock Rutledge, Brendan McReynolds, Jose Prieto, Paul Tedrow, firefighter paramedic Leonardo Espinoza, Billy Deile, and Bailey Ridout are ready to serve a spaghetti lunch to members of the Fallbrook Woman's Club.

FALLBROOK – The North County Fire Protection District Explorers served lunch to the Fallbrook Woman’s Club (FWC) at their June meeting. The Explorers were recipients of a grant from the FWC in April and to show their appreciation they prepared spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread and a Caesar salad.

Nine young men under the leadership of firefighter paramedic Leonardo Espinoza planned a menu, shopped for the ingredients, cooked the sauce and served it to 45 FWC members.

Funds donated to the North County Fire Explorers are used for items such as safety gear, uniforms and other learning equipment. The young men or women who are accepted into the Explorers program will do ride-a-longs, and respond to fires along with their instructors.

While they are not permitted to go into a house fire, they can assist with ladders, saws and other tools. All Explorers receive CPR training as well as rough water and rope rescue.

By serving lunch to the FWC, the young men learned about community support and service to their community. The women of FWC raise funds each year through rummage sales, a mystery dinner play and multiple Mah Jongg tournaments so they can provide grants to worthy local charities. To request funds or find out about other FWC programs, visit

FWC will host a “Get Acquainted Luncheon” Aug. 22 at 11:30 a.m. at its clubhouse, 238 W. Mission Road. The luncheon is held to invite women in the Fallbrook area to learn more about the local chapter and how they provide service to the community. FWC also provides an opportunity to exchange ideas and form friendships.

To attend the “Get Acquainted Luncheon", call Linda Larson (760) 420-1456 or email by Aug. 17.


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