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Explorers and Parents:

on Thu, 07/05/2018 - 11:22

I am going to do the schedule first, but please make sure to read all information contained in this email.

09/19/18 - Fire Prep @ FDC @ 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm 09/19/18 - Tentative Board Meeting @ 6:00 pm @ FDC - this subject to change please watch for an additional email if it does change. 09/22/18- Tower Day @ FDC 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Accountability: Make sure you have turned in your accountability to your General Staff for Wednesday's meeting and Tower Day.

Effective October 1, 2018 - if you are failing to turn in accountability you will start to receive push-ups for doing this. It is imperative you as the Explorer are checking the calendar and planning ahead. This was explained at the last meeting. It will be tracked!

Fallen Firefighter Memorial:

This was an amazing time and we wanted to say a big thank you to all of the Explorers and Parents that supported this event! I can not even begin to tell you all of the compliments that the Explorer's received over the course of the 4 days during the Memorial. I hope each of had an amazing experience during this time.

I am adding the email Captain Broch received from Chief Collas this morning:


Once again, the members of Explorer Post 1894 did a fantastic job of caring for the families and visitors who came to Colorado Springs for the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial. Like every year, I hear comments from people about how caring and helpful our explorers are, attending to the every need of attendees.

I ran into Valerie on Saturday after the ceremony and in our discussion, she used the word “ambassadors.” There is no more appropriate word for the role that the explorers play at the memorial; they are ambassadors not only of our department, but of the City. They make a lasting impression on grieving families, by helping them during a very emotional and challenging time.

Please thank the explorers on behalf of myself and our entire command staff. Their efforts are noticed and greatly appreciated. And, thank you David, your consistent and professional leadership shows through the efforts of each explorer.


Ted Collas, Fire Chief Colorado Springs Fire Department

Explorers and Parents:

on Mon, 07/02/2018 - 08:40

Please see the attached information regarding opportunities with the Chaffee County Resident Firefighter Program.

Applications are due by 5:00 PM Wednesday July 18, 2018

Interviews will take place July 21, 2017

Program will start August 2, 2018

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Chief Bertram at 719-395-6545.