The City of Tonawanda Fire Department’s (Erie County NY) Explorer Post’s motto is “Our Best Today for a Better Tomorrow.”
Their efforts have not gone unnoticed as they were recently identified as winners of a National Junior Firefighter Grant sponsored by Baskin-Robbins as announced by the National Volunteer Fire Council.
The National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), in partnership with the Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation, has selected 10 outstanding junior firefighter programs and Explorer Posts from departments nationwide to receive a $5,000 grant through the NVFC National Junior Firefighter Program.
The local Tonawanda News reports that the Post has a history of welcoming teens with mental and physical disabilities into the program.
Their Explorer Post is part of the Boy Scouts of America Learning-for-Life program.
Fire Departments with Junior Firefighter programs can also register their nominations for two other awards at the NVFC site.