1. #1
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Waterford Ct
    Posts
    14

    Lightbulb Junior and Explorer Advisors

    In my department I am going to be taking over the Junior program with a recent rise in the junior membership. I was a junior in this department when I was 15 til I turned 18. I was curious if departments with junior programs do a monthly training night or instructional days where you learn fire equipment and help bring the member into the department to be a regular member after they turn 18 with knowlegde skills

    Thank You

  2. #2
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    566

    Default

    We have training on Monday and Wednesday right now, and that's our EMS training for First Responder. Wednesday afternoons/evenings before FR class starts, we have 2 hours of other training.

    This has been discussed before. Do a search.

  3. #3
    MembersZone Subscriber

    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Portage County, OH
    Posts
    115

    Thumbs up New Explorer Post over here

    We are currently in the process of changing from a semi-formal Cadet program to an official Explorer Post. The Explorers have weekly trainings. The department also has weekly trainings, on a different night, and they are open to the Explorers also. Many of the Explorers attend both of them.

    Our station is manned weekdays and the Explorers can stop by the station to review the trucks and equipment.

  4. #4
    Member

    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    59

    Default

    Im glad to hear we have another advisor to help at a post. Here at my cadet post we meet once a week with the two advisors and usually 1-3 other FF's from out department. We take one of our engines and do training just as we were in the department without the "live fire" part. We do trainings occassionally with the department on that one night if something is going on or we do our own thing. We meet once a week on wednesday nights and every member trains with the company they will be joining another day of the week. So our cadets get 2 days of training a week. Good luck!
    Mike
    Levittown, NY
    Cadet Corps Member
    1st Lieutenant

  5. #5
    Forum Member
    Weruj1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 1999
    Location
    NW Ohio
    Posts
    7,857

    Default

    check out www.rossfordfire.com ..........click on the explorer page.
    IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
    Pardon me sir.. .....but I believe we are all over here !
    ATTENTION ALL SHOPPERS: Will the dead horse please report to the forums.(thanks Motown)
    RAY WAS HERE 08/28/05
    LETHA' FOREVA' ! 010607
    I'm sorry, I haven't been paying much attention for the last 3 hours.....what were we discussing?
    "but I guarentee you I will FF your arse off" from>
    http://www.firehouse.com/forums/show...60#post1137060post 115

  6. #6
    Forum Member
    nmfire's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    Location
    Maryland (DC Suburb)
    Posts
    5,738

    Default

    We have 1 lead advisor and 3 other advisors (me being one of them) for the post in our department. Almost all of us went through the program so that helps too.

    We usually have 1 or 2 Explorer Drill's a month. We don't need to have more because the explorers are allowed to attend and participate in the 2 or 3 senior company drills per month. We used to have meetings once a month but there was really no point. Now we just have one big meeting every two or three months to discuss big issues.

    In the summer, we tend to skip a few explorer drills. It is pointless because everyone is always in various states of vacation. They still come to the senior drills but we just don't schedule regular explorer drills unless something comes up that we need to do.

    Remember, if it is an "EXPLORER" post through the boy scouts, you are required to have two adults present at any meeting or drill.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Log in

Click here to log in or register