Orland Scholarship Awarded to Cadet in Academy 109
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Publish Date: Oct. 20, 2023

Cadet receives award

Margie Orland, mother of Fire Captain, Michael Orland continues his legacy at Crafton through the awarding of a scholarship to support one cadet each academy. 

For the Academy 109 presentation, Michael’s son Jacob Orland joined his grandmother in reviewing the essays and selecting a candidate. 

John Magallanez was selected as the recipient for Academy 109. Magallanez, who commutes from Pasadena every day to attend the academy, shared with the Orlands that his journey to become a firefighter was inspired by an experience he had at the age of four when he was rescued from a locked car. 

Orland addressed the entire class before ending the ceremony. “I admire your motto ‘all grit, no quit’ - that was Mike’s life motto also and he would have been very proud of each of you. Wishing you a great future in your forthcoming careers and may you always be safe.”