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The Evanston Fire Department will host an informational meeting for community members to learn more about its Fire Explorer Program at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, at the Evanston Fire Department Headquarters, 909 Lake Street.
The Fire Explorer Program was launched in 2012 to offer young adults from 14 to 20 the opportunity to work and learn from Evanston Fire Department professionals. The program meets twice a month for approximately two hours at one of the five Evanston Fire stations.
Throughout the program, participants learn about emergency protocols, firefighting procedures and department policies, while gaining hands-on experience with real life fire and emergency medical equipment.
Explorers will also have the opportunity to utilize their hard work and training by responding to emergencies through the ride-along program. Explorers assist with virtually all routine tasks in the community and around the fire station, including community relations, fire prevention, equipment and station maintenance and training. These qualities will benefit them not only in fire service careers, but in all their future endeavors.
Fire Explorers wear a uniform and are provided with turn-out gear and other safety clothing. The program is designed to encourage and promote accountability, being safe, communication, teamwork, fitness and the development of leadership skills.
Visit here to learn more about the Fire Explorer Program. If you are interested but unable to attend the April 6 meeting, contact Captain Megan Kamarchevakul at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Source: Evanston Fire Department