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    Talking my explorer program needs a new name?

    I have a problem maybe ya'll can help. I have just taken over the explorer program at my fire dept. I was involved in the same program when i was younger and i'm privleaged to be able to lead them now. but here is the problem. we are not an offical explorer program we are not affilatted with the boy scouts so therefore we can not use the name "explorers" wich we don't but the name Jr. Firefighters no offense to any of you out there please don't take this the wrong way. it sounds kinda childish in our applaction once again don't take this the wrong way. so does anyone have an idea for a new name i've herd a couple of desent ideas like "support" firefighters but that sounds like a fund raiser so what do you think


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    Exterior Firefighters
    Cadets
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFRDxplorer
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    I like the term Cadet as well.
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    cadets is nice but it kinda reminds me of space cadets. or maybe i'm just being to picky hahahahaha

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    With some of our people (explorers and senior FF's), space cadet is more fitting than anything else!
    Last edited by nmfire; 09-20-2005 at 12:05 PM.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    to tell you the truth last night we put it to a vote and they are now called cadets i the name really grew on me. thank you for all your help.

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    go to www.Learningforlife.com (or .org) website

    they are an affiliation to BSA and sponsor Fire Explorers......

    you get benefit of formal relationship with a national org,

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    Should have just called them "pains in the arse"....
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    Talking Junior Officer Henneman

    Why dont you try restricted firefighters, just a guess and i am a a past junior captain if it matters any.

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    i will start our cadet program in 2 years. you have to be 16. what about fire trainees?

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    proby firefighters

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    Quote Originally Posted by ffhall3
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    You wish......

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    Probie would insinuate an adult FF who is new. Big difference between that and some variation of Junior.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    NMfire, i understand were you are coming from about initiating an adult, however at my old fire department we had a few jr.'s and they were all about 17 and their shields on their helmets said probitionary firefighter. but in that department and probly many more, there is not much of a difference between Jr. and probitionary besides age. i mean proby's can't go inside (in my county) and fight fire, they can't drive trucks, they are on the same insurence as every body else, (both jr's and everyone else). when i comes down to it, were i am from at least, there is not a big difference between the two. yes the probys can move up in about 4-6 months, but during that proby time some of the really green one's would come and train and learn about the station and equipment with the jr.'s. I have mixed feelings about this, but i may put proby firefighters in my thing for the chief about the program i am starting at my new station.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tonyg26
    go to www.Learningforlife.com (or .org) website

    they are an affiliation to BSA and sponsor Fire Explorers......

    you get benefit of formal relationship with a national org,
    I agree, the Boy Scouts of American "Explorer" program is widely recognized and provides a lot of support that you just cannot do with a local program. Why is it that you have chosen not to be involved with the Explorers?
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    i guese you are talking to me. i wanted to research both, however the rest of the staff and the chief said no BSOA. so i will jsut have to make a jr. program, any ways there were a few other reasons that i dont feel like writing an essay on so i will leave it at that.

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