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    Default I need some help persuading my local firechief

    Okay i want to get a junior firedept going. what are some things i should ask for in my propoasal? also what are some good operatiing percedures for juniors? and what gear will we need. and the cost (approximate)

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    Mar 2001


    Gear will cost you about $11-1200.00 that includes everything from head to toe. Contact Quaker Saftey products (www.quakersafety.com) for Coats/pants, use Chieftain helmets, and black diamond boots. Gloves and hoods are a toss up. You need to get a set of rules from other departments that have explorers or juniors and use them as a model and make a set that fit your needs. You will need "committed" help to mentor, oversee and train the junior company. By committed I mean....not some one who says..."oh yea...good idea"....some one who is will to work hard and make the program work. It will take time to get them up and running.....and it will take dedicated folks to make it run.

    Pinellas County florida has some good Explorer programs (a bit different from just a junior program) but a place to start

    Contact the Fire Marshall at Palm Harbor Fire Department and ask for information on the Explorer Program. He may send you a rule book... PHFD100@aol.com
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