Special to The Trussville Tribune
TRUSSVILLE – The Trussville Area Chamber of Commerce said ‘thank you’ to Trussville’s first responders for their service to the chamber and to the community at the 2nd Annual First Responders Breakfast on May 26.
At its July monthly luncheon, the Chamber presented the proceeds from that breakfast to the Trussville Volunteer Fire Department’s Explorer Post.
Explorer Post 2444 offers Trussville area students the opportunity to interact with fire department personnel and experience first-hand involvement inside the fire service. Recruits will experience the various aspects of a fire service career by working and training together with certified Firefighters, Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics, as well as other Explorers. The program is available to young men and women ages 15 through 20.
According to the Explorers’ website, exploring has four specific goals for Explorers:
- To gain practical experience in a special interest, a skill, or a career;
- To engage in a program of activities centered on Exploring’s six experience areas: social, leadership, fitness, service, outdoor, and career;
- To experience positive leadership from adults and youth and to have an opportunity to lead others; and
- To learn and grow in a caring environment.
Lt. Chris Franklin, and Explorer program representatives Samantha Ledbetter and Kaleb Martin, were on-hand to accept the $750 check.