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Enrollment for the Colorado Springs Fire Explorers is one time a year that will take place in January 2023. Please do email your information for the up coming year. We will be intouch with each and everyone one of you. 

Our next enrollment and open house period for new CSFD Explorers will be January 2023 (date will be announced in October). If you are interested in joining our Fire Explorer program please email your contact information (Name, address, email address and phone number) to:

Janelle Smith - CSFD Explorers - 719-332-4030


Explorers & Parents

Friends and Family are welcome!
Great opportunity to help out and volunteer.  This is for a Mass Casualty Exercise!  The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) who is hosting the airport drill for multiple agencies is looking for volunteers to play victims.  The date is 9/28 so realizing it is a school day, make sure you have parents permission and can get school credit or excused for this event.  The report time is 7am at the airport.  Breakfast (snack-maybe bagels I heard) is included.  There is a possibility if you are there long enough depending on your role, lunch is included also.

Good evening Explorers and Parents

Thank you to everyone who participated and helped with the Fallen Firefighter Memorial! You all did an OUTSTANDING JOB!!! So proud of all of you! The feed back that was received, they are so all impressed with how hard all of you worked.

Message from Captain Broch:

Do you remember me and everyone else saying the Fallen Firefighter Memorial (FFM) is the biggest event for the Colorado Springs Fire Explorer Program earlier this year 'at orientation?' In the fire service when you arrive to a big fire and have many rescues to attend to at the same time as fighting the fire, we call that an 'all hands' situation. The FFM is our 'all hands' situation in the Fire Explorer Program.

The 2023 FFM ceremony was the biggest ever on record! The biggest any of us have ever been involved with.

Everyone that participated worked together for the greatest success of the year for the Fire Explorer Program.

All Explorers and Parents Rock!!

There were 13 Colorado Springs Fire Explorers, 3 Castlerock Fire Explorers and 2 potential new explorers for Colorado Springs that participated. !8 Explorers total! Hours totaling - 350

Many parents and adults, 14 adults that contributed at the wall. Hours totaling 285

All together that is >500 hours of volunteer service for the 2023 International Association of Fire Fighters FFM Ceremony last week.

And all the parents that were able to have their Explorer at the FFM this past week!

Thank You! You all Rock!!

You all made it a huge success!! Captain Broch

Remaining Schedule:

09/20/2023 - Fire Prep @ FDC from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm 09/23/2023 - Tower Day @ FDC from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm 09/28/2023 - Colorado Springs MCI Drill at Colorado Springs Airport from 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM, this is a huge event, and they are looking to Explorers to play patients. If you are able to attend, please contact Mrs. Smith asap! This will be really good exposure for you as well. Additional information will be forthcoming. Mrs. Smith is your point of contact and please go to her directly! We need to know if this is something you can do by Wednesday night's meeting. We need solid accountability. 09/30/2023 - Fire Ops - We need 8 Explorers if possible. This event will start at 7:00 am and will go all day. Will discuss further at Wednesday night meeting. I need all Explorer's to respond to this email with your most memorable thing about the Fallen Firefighter Memorial. As always we appreciate your continued support of your Explorer and Post 1894.

Sincerely, Shannon Jantzen

Explorers & Parents

Thank you to all that came out and participated in the MCI drills from last week. It was very appreciated.

Good Evening Explorers and Parents:

This is the remainder of the schedule for June:

06/21/2023 - EMT PREP @ FDC from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm 06/24/2023 - Tower Day @ FDC from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm 06/30/2023 - CSFD Recruit Graduation from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm @ Woodmen Valley Chapel - Explorers will be used to great guests, pass out programs and help set up for the reception afterwards. Please get your accountability into Ms. Shannon

There is an invitation to Explorers only for the following on July 8th, 2023 from the FPA and it is Free to Explorers: IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON ATTENDING PLEASE GET YOUR ACCOUNTABILITY TO MRS. SMITH ASAP!!!! To our outstanding Fire Explorers, In appreciation for the contributions each Explorer has made to the Colorado Springs firefighter community, the FPA invites our young partners to a fun day at the pool! This year's annual FPA pool party will be on July 8th at the Country Club of Colorado (CCC). Please see the announcement below.

No cost to our Explorers Don't forget to RSVP!

Sincerely, The FPA Board

Please make sure you are watching your emails for additional opportunities to participate/get involved in additional activities! These are great opportunities for you to get exposure to the community and learn some things along the way.

RIDE ACADEMY: There is an application on the website for the Ride Academy. These need to be done asap! Please get this filled out and turned in so we can start getting a true head count for those attending. These are going to be due by the 24th of June! Thank you again for your continued support of the CSFD Fire Explorer Program!

Shannon Jantzen CSFD Explorer Advisory Board Post 1894