Lafayette Fire Department graduates 12 from Explorer program

Posted at 9:08 PM, Jul 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-23 22:08:47-04

The Lafayette Fire Department is graduating 12 from its Explorer Post program. The program, through the Boy Scouts of America, combines classroom learning and hands-on training and firefighter practices. Monday, the program graduated 12 explorers who completed three weeks of training under certified instructors. During those three weeks, organizers say the explorers had a chance to experience first hand what its like to be a firefighter. Those first-hand jobs included station duties, riding on fire trucks to emergencies, and assisting in non-hazard areas on fire scenes. Lafayette Fire Departments says the program is a great recruitment and mentor program for those who want to make a career of firefighting.