From Staff Reports
When kids are asked what they want to be when they grow up, often the answer is “fireman.”
Tomorrow, many of these kids, now older, get to put some of their training into practice as the Trussville Fire Department hosts the 2016 Fire Explorer Competition at the Trussville Civic Center.
Now in it’s 11th year, the event begins at 9.00 A.M. and should be over by 2.00 P.M.
“Fire Explorers are youth between the ages of 14 and 20, and include both male and female participants in the program,” said Birmingham Fire and Rescue Battalion Chief Gene Coleman. “Explorers will compete in the skills they have developed in training at their local fire departments.”
Fire departments across Birmingham and the state should be present.
Colean says exploring brings benefits to local fire departments with future candidates.
“These candidates have more to offer than others as the have a true interest in the career,” Coleman said. “Experiences in exploring can be transferred to the career or volunteer department needs. They also can be used in everyday life, such as CPR, first aid and fire prevention.”