The Lafayette Fire Department is hosting an orientation for people interested in their Fire Career Exploration program.
The program, which is offered through Boy Scouts of America, is open to people ages 14 to 20 years.
The orientation will be held May 30 at 6 p.m. at the Louis F. Babin Institute of Fire Training, 300 N. Dugas Road.
The fire department implemented a Fire Career Exploring program through Boy Scouts of America two years ago. Fire Career Exploring is a hands-on program with classroom lessons open to young men and women interested in learning more about careers in fire and emergency services.
All training will take place at the training facility. Upon completing the three week training, explorers will have the opportunity to experience firsthand what it’s like to be a firefighter. The explorers will be assigned to a fire station where they will be mentored by firefighters, respond to emergency incidents, and participate in non-emergency procedures.
Students or individuals between 14 and 20 years of age are encouraged to attend the orientation. All under age students must have a parent present. The program is open to individuals who meet all qualifications and interested in exploring a career in the fire service.
Interested applicants may also contact the training center at 337-291-5506 for additional information.