Boynton Beach Fire Rescue is launching its inaugural Fire Explorers program, offering youth ages 14-20 the opportunity to receive hands-on experience through activities and drills that demonstrate what a fire service career entails. This free program aims to help the participants gain personal confidence, responsibility, leadership and teamwork values while teaching them about firefighting, emergency management, problem solving and community service.
A kickoff informational meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, June 5 (6 pm) at Fire Station #5 (2080 High Ridge Road). Potential student Explorers are encouraged to attend to learn more about the program and application process. Program information, along with the application, is available online at Boynton-Beach.org/Explorers. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and the program is slated to begin in the Fall of 2019.
“Our goal is to provide students with the opportunity to not only learn the ins and outs of a Fire Rescue career, but to also teach real world skills and provide mentorship, which are transferrable to any career, and to life in general,” according to Gregory Jackson, a Lieutenant in the Boynton Beach Fire Rescue department who is leading the program.
For more information, contact Lieutenant Gregory Jackson at 561-742-6329 or JacksonG@bbfl.us.