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Enrollment for the Colorado Springs Fire Explorers is one time a year that will take place in January 2021. 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 2021 (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


Greetings to All

Please make a note on your calendar that Capt. Broch has set up an online Explorer Board meeting via ZOOM for THIS WEEK Wednesday - 12/2/2020 at 7:00 PM. (If needed there may be a second ZOOM meeting also on 12/2/2020 at 8:00 PM).

Please see Capt. Broch's email below for the ZOOM meeting login information, meeting ID and passcode details.

We hope everyone is still doing well and staying healthy! We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the online meeting this Wednesday!

Janelle Smith 719-332-4030


This is a zoom board meeting...I set up a second one just in case (Explorer Budget #2 below) as there is a 40 minute time limit on Zoom. Please watch your e-mail as Janelle will send out the budget document shortly.


David Broch is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Fire Explorer Budget #1 Time: Dec 2, 2020 07:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 775 4681 6456 Passcode: DtFX57

#2 if necessary:

David Broch is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Explorer Budget #2 Time: Dec 2, 2020 08:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 748 7795 0139 Passcode: jk0E9x

Thank you! David Broch

Good Morning Explorers and Parents

Tonight's email is a message from Captain Broch:

I always feel that the family members of our Explorers are the VIP’s. We cannot be successful without all your support. The way you were able to consistently have your Explorer Sons/Daughters be with us has been awesome. Your communication with us has also been greatly appreciated!

The Fire Explorers did great with all our changes: check-in, decon, masks, social distancing, etc…

I would like you all to know that Josh Berghorst did a Great Job as Post Leader for the Fire Explorers in 2020…we had many changes and Josh was able to navigate, adapt and take charge while staying positive and communicating regularly. Thank you, Josh, for all your hard work!

I will now introduce and Congratulate Kayla Nocon on becoming our Post Leader. She has continually excelled in her time with the Fire Explorers and has worked side by side with Josh throughout this year. Recently she helped with coordinating the other Explorers involved in the 2021 budget and became the spokesperson reporting to the board for that project. I know we have some great leadership with Kayla and her team for 2021.

While we are on break, you all are not excused from being a Fire Explorer.

Do you remember we talked about good form with even the smallest of items or tasks? That good form will help you with the larger items like we spoke about and keep you healthy for a long career riding a fire engine. This was instilled in me during the CSFD Fire Academy because of the exceptional instructors I had during that time. Good form, lifting with the legs, not the back. Adding to that if you need a partner or help, we are all in this together we are one team! I have taught this to Explorers previously …if you have one back injury you are 4x’s more likely to get a second back injury. All injuries cost money to the citizens and time when you take to heal, while you do not get to ride the fire engine. Dehydration = muscle problems…we all know the percentage of water in our bodies, correct? When you are dehydrated your muscles spasm way easier. It is hard to stay hydrated in the winter. You should be drinking half your body weight in ounces of water per day. If you weigh 150 lbs., then 75 ounces of water. One more thing about Physical Fitness-a strong core (abdomen) helps prevent back injuries. Have you done yoga/balance exercises/planks today? Not sure if you saw any pictures from our fire extinguisher training or not. All this training was safe, under control with many instructors on site. This is not to be attempted at home. Fireplay of any kind is a Code of Conduct violation within the Fire Explorer Program.

Please continue to model and limit contacts, organize and minimize your errands and exposures. We are probably not going to see a stay at home order again but, stay at home if you can for safety reasons. The fire department and the hospital personnel will appreciate your help in protecting the community. BTW-The fire department is seriously locking down and having COVID-19 related illnesses. None of which came from Explorers and that was always our goal!!

Enjoy your break, stay safe and stay tuned for the 2021 schedule. I have January planned but it looks like it might be changing due to COVID-19. So far there is a Orientation prep meeting on 1/06/21. Thank you for your time and continuous support!!

Captain Broch

*** We will NOT be doing anything in December. We will have this month off.

A reminder if you will not be returning in 2021 you will need to coordinate with Mrs. Smith about returning your uniform and gear. Her phone number is 719-332-4030

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to us. Thank you for your continued support of CSFD Explorers.

Sincerely, Shannon Jantzen CSFD Explorer Post 1894 Advisory Board