State officials honored an Oceanside lifeguard Monday for his exemplary bravery and determination during a tricky ocean rescue last year.
At a ceremony in Sacramento, Gov. Jerry Brown presented a state Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor to David Wilson of the Oceanside Fire Department.
"You were vulnerable, but that didn't stop you,'' Brown told Wilson. "You exercised real courage. That's what we recognize and reward.''
The Oceanside Fire Department is proud to offer this exciting opportunity to reach out to the youth members within our community. We are looking for highly motivated young men and women with whom to share our passion for public service. Thanks to the continued vision of many fine individuals the Oceanside Fire Explorer Program is now a reality!
- Captain Blake Dorse
All consumer fireworks are illegal in the City of Oceanside and the County of San Diego. This includes sparklers, firecrackers, cherry bombs, roman candles, bottle rockets and even poppers. Those in possession of fireworks will be cited by the Oceanside Police Department.