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    I agree, my explorers were given the privilege of assisting with clean up of equipment, refilling scba, and hose maintenance. At the discretion of the ics they may be able to enter a house post burn and visualize the damage for educational purposes as a reward for their hard work. They also had the privilege of using fire department training simulators, gear, scba ect if they treated it with respect and returned it better than found. Some years this didn't happen because we had an immature group. Maturity and rapport has a ton to do with how much they got to do. But never! used as staff. Thats unsound practice.


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    HERE HERE......

    I like that..."the PRIVILEDGE" of helping......and "NEVER AS STAFF, Thats unsound practice".....

    Apparently some got it!.....

    same as what ChiefKN said too....

    My way of seeing it is this.....

    Firefighters don't use SCBA by themselves right?......why?...safety concerns..the what ifs.....SO, why / how could any teenager be expecting to take "home" an expensive piece of equipment, and "train " on it?....

    Not only that...but why should Juniors / explorers be worrying a bout it at all?..No Instructors....NO "playing"..simple.....

    and Juniors / explorers don;t NEED any gear or equipment...

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    [QUOTE=Northern Lights FF;1271397]HERE HERE......

    I like that..."the PRIVILEDGE" of helping......and "NEVER AS STAFF, Thats unsound practice".....


    Firefighters don't use SCBA by themselves right?......why?...safety concerns..the what ifs.....SO, why / how could any teenager be expecting to take "home" an expensive piece of equipment, and "train " on it?....
    /QUOTE]



    I actually agree with you on that.

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    Our regular volunteers don't even have issued SCBA's...

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    There is no reason explorers should be issued SCBA. As for fighting small grass fires, car fires, and overhaul I do not agree with that either. Remember, "There will always be fires to fight".

    Stay safe

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    Jrs in my dept. get a mask when they turn 16.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bfdjunior1 View Post
    Jrs in my dept. get a mask when they turn 16.
    Wow, JRs dont need a SCBA

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    I agree with the prior thoughts, but I think that there should be an allowence for our youngers to start being educated early.
    I work at a High School Career and Technical Center. The students use all the power tools, welders and other equipment that they may see on a regular job site.
    I think that if the fire service embraced this, there would be a greater ability to allow for learning with "dangerous" equipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bfdjunior1 View Post
    Jrs in my dept. get a mask when they turn 16.
    maybe its for trick or treating.
    ?

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