In spite of a fire raging outside of Glendale, just announced by his walky-talky, Glendale Fire Chief Harold Scoggins gamely went ahead with the installation of officers for the Glendale College Foundation during a dinner meeting on campus on July 27.
The intrepid Scoggins installed Ellyn Semler as president, Mike Haney as vice president, Nicholas Hacopian as treasurer and Carole Jouroyan as recording secretary.
Scoggins has a history with Glendale Community College. He graduated with his associate's degree in 1994 and is associated with the Verdugo Fire Academy on campus. His remarks before the installation also let his audience of board members and their guests know that the Glendale Fire Department has a Class One rating. The department is one of 62 with a Class One out of 33,000 fire departments in the United States.
Cadets Eleanor Gifford and Sergio Hwang, students at the Verdugo Fire Academy, demonstrated how to get into full fire safety gear in only two minutes. Academy Battalion Chief Cadet David Graham supervised. After audience applause, the brief meeting continued with remarks by the college's Supt./President Dawn Lindsay.