Service To Mankind 2023
Service to Mankind 2023 award recipient, Bobby Toomer’s Biography.
Father, coach and local town firefighter ~~ My name is Bobby Toomer and I am a “Call Firefighter” supervisor at station 140 in Leona Valley and have been working with the Los Angeles County Fire Department for 25 years. I also coach football from youth level to high school and enjoy teaching the game with structure and dicipline to create team building and confidence in the players.
I have three amazing children: Audrey, who is attending college at a university in Tennessee and working on a medical career. My son, Austin, is in the Air Force Academy and was appointed by Kevin McCarthy. Austin’s dream is to become a pilot, working towards his goal of flying. My youngest child, Annalise is an honor student whose goal is to become a veterinarian. Her extra interests are playing the violin and tennis.
Bobby has been beyond helpful to many non-profit organizations for many years but has been extremely helpful and respectful of the needs of Sertoma. Every Christmas holiday he displays the station 140’s fire truck for photo opportunities to local children and helps up collect canned goods and toys for the families who need a little holiday help. Bobby has also shared his knowledge with the public regarding the American Red Cross fire and emergency safety programs.
For many years he has brought the fire truck up to our Leona Valley Heritage Park, 1915 era school house for the annual “Walk to School” event and answers many great questions that our youth seem to have. Bobby loves to explain everything about the fire truck and fire safety to these kids.
Needless to say, Bobby is one of the pillars of our community and is loved and appreciated very much.
Congratulations to our Service to Mankind 2023 award recipient, Bobby Toomer.