Here’s a link to a news story on FirefighterNation.com about some volunteer fire departments in Pennsylvania who are teaming up to reach out to local high school students for new recruits.
Managed, trained and nurtured properly, Explorers and Junior Firefighters can be the lifeblood of a volunteer fire company. Admittedly, there are pros and cons to this approach.
Nontheless, this is a great story of a fire department taking necessary steps to ensure the survival and success of their volunteer fire service.
Agree or disagree, my helmet is off to them for doing whatever it takes to keep their service going. And I especially like the fact that they’re teaming up to do it.
Read it. Digest it. Discuss it here or discuss it there.
Stay safe. Train often.