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Good Evening Explorers and Parents,

on Wed, 01/08/2020 - 07:19

This weeks events:

01/22/2020 Leadership Committee Meeting @ FDC from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

01/22/2020 EMT Prep at FDC from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Lead: Adams Backup: Parsons Accountability: Degenhardt Make sure you are getting your accountability in asap!

01/24/2020 Basic Academy Day 1 @ FDC from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Lead: Berghorst Backup: Martinez Accountability: Mininger

01/25/2020 Basic Academy Day 2 @ FDC from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Lead: Anderson Backup: Claton Accountability: Goss

01/26/2020 Basic Academy Day 3 @ FDC from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Lead: Mace Backup: Makin Accountability: Parsons

If you have not turned in your Bunker Coat to have the name added, please bring it to the Meeting on Wednesday. Make sure all of your bunker items are in the conex if you are not actively riding!

*** We are looking forward to seeing everyone there. Make sure if you are Mentor you have been in contact with your incoming Explorer.

House Keeping Items:

If you have not turned in your Bunker Coat to have the name added, please bring it to the Meeting on Wednesday. Make sure all of your bunker items are in the conex if you are not actively riding!

*** If you have not joined a committee, we highly recommend that you do. The following committees need you: Leadership/ Probation/ Honor Guard/ Fundraising. ******

Thanks, Shannon Jantzen CSFD Explorer Post 1894 Advisory Board

Greetings to All and Happy New Year

on Thu, 01/02/2020 - 07:15

It's hard to believe that another year is coming to a close and with that we are also seeing the end of another decade as well! The years have passed by so amazingly fast!! This evening as we bid farewell to 2019, Captain Broch asked me to share with all of you the "Explorer Year End Wrap Up for 2019" that he sent out earlier to our staff and fire crews at the CSFD. We are very grateful to each of you for the time you spend and everything you all do to make the CSFD Fire Explorer program a success throughout the years! Happy New Year and best wishes for a prosperous 2020! Janelle L. Smith CSFD Fire Explorers smitty2462@aol.com 719-332-4030

We had a really great year in 2019! What a great group of Explorers this year. Many returning for this coming year. I would like to THANK all of Administration: Chief Collas, Chief Royal, and Chief Dubay for their continued support. The Battalion Chiefs and all of the fire department, Operations and Support have supported us throughout 2019. THANK YOU ALL!! Firefighters Patrick DiTullio and Tanner Finnicum are absolutely great to work with as a team of Instructors and Adult Fire Department Leaders. Thank You!! The volunteers are countless that helped the Fire Explorers in 2019. You should be very proud of the Fire Explorers as they represented our fire department well at numerous events and superbly shared Sparky with the community. Two events that I would like to highlight. The first in June one day during the Explorer Academy, all the Explorers assisted at Regency Apartments (after the high rise fire) moving people out on the last day the public could occupy the building. Teamwork and Comradery was gained during this experiential learning opportunity as the Explorers served. The second in August was Hazardous Materials training taught by retired FF Bob Dodd! There is so much more… We held our awards banquet 11/14/19. Thank you again to administration the three Chief’s mentioned above for attending! Father Brad opened up the evening and the following Explorers received awards: Matthew Troyer since 1/17 for Best Uniform and Explorer Scholarship $500.00 Aspen Parsons (current Post Leader) since 1/18 MDA award and FFM award for most hours Noah Anderson since 1/19 tied for MDA tied for most hours Cristof Mace since 1/19 best attendance and community service award for most hours Brendan Ziwak since 1/19 Explorer Scholarship $500.00 Kayla Nocon since 1/19 Explorer Scholarship $500.00 Josh Berghorst since 1/19 Best uniform and Explorer who stepped up the most Rookie of the Year was shared by Kayla Nocon 1/19 and Cristof Mace 1/19 (these two also had most ride alongs in 2019) Explorer of the Year 2019 was Josh Berghorst 1/19 We are very grateful for 2019, the Explorers, the support of you all and the help we had!! If you know of any youth wanting to be a Fire Explorer in 2020 the deadline in 1/11/20 to get involved have them reach out soon. (719)332-4030. We are looking forward to 2020 so if you want to get involved please reach out to me! The schedule is set and we are on track to have another banner year!! Call me, the phones lines are open… David W. Broch

Explorers and Parents

on Wed, 04/10/2019 - 07:50

Happy New Year!! We are starting the year off on the go for the month of January. Please make sure you are looking at the calendar and getting your accountability in early.

Events for this week: 01/08/2020 - Board Meeting @ FDC from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

01/08/2020 - Orientation Prep Meeting @ FDC from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Lead: Long Backup: Thorman Accountability: Nocon **** On Wednesday night it will be an inventory night, so bring all uniform items as well as all bunker items. ***** For those that have not provided your Bunker Coats to have names put on the back we need your bunker coats on Wednesday night with your liners removed and all items out of your pockets as well.

01/11/2010 - Orientation @ FDC from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. IT is very important that all Explorers plan on being there. Lead: Parsons Backup: Claton Accountability: Stern

Reminder 01/15/2020 Annual Parents Meeting @ FDC from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. This is the night updated paperwork is due, fees are due, and if your physical is not up to date, we will need that as well. Please bring your last semester grade checks as well. If you have any questions please contact Mrs. Smith. We are looking forward to seeing all of you!

**** If you have not joined a committee, we highly recommend that you do. The following committees need you: Leadership/ Probation/ Honor Guard/ Fundraising. ******

The following email was sent to us and Captain Broch requested we send on to you with possible job opportunities:

Captain Broch, I encourage anyone interested to complete the application attached to the announcement. Since our application is quite simple, I believe it is worthwhile to have a young and/or new applicant make that effort. DFPC has a culture of "hire the Heart, train the hands."

The State of Colorado Government has incredible flexibility in hiring Temporary Aide (aka "seasonal") positions. I am very open to any and all candidates for Module 31 in Colorado Springs. I would especially encourage applicants that have taken the suite of NWCG courses required to be a NWCG FFT2, but may not have a formal redcard affiliated with an agency. These future firefighters may have a greater chance of consideration on our Type 3 engines stationed with local Fire Departments on the eastern Plains, as those positions do not receive as many applicants. These positions on the Plains will be more all hazard and respond to most all calls along with their host Fire Department (especially EMS). Hope this insight helps. Happy New Year!

Thank you, Brenda Wasielewski Battalion Chief 31 Pikes Peak Region All, Please go to DFPC job page to see all the various seasonal firefighter job openings throughout the state. This announcement includes the open Firefighter positions on Module 31 here in Colorado Springs: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dfpc/DfpcJobs .

Thank you,

Brenda Wasielewski Battalion Chief 31 Pikes Peak Region

Thank you again for all of the support to your Explorer and the CSFD Explorer Post 1894. If you should have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out.

Thanks, Shannon Jantzen CSFD Explorer Post 1894 Advisory Board