Mansfield City School students considering careers in firefighting and emergency medical response will soon get a chance to begin hands-on training with professionals.

On May 14 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, the Mansfield Fire Explorer Post 7550 will hold an information session for its upcoming Fire and Emergency Medical Services Exploring Program.

Exploring is a fun and information, hands-on program that will give you the opportunity to experience a career in firefighting and EMS service. It focuses on children ages 14-18 who are interested in one day serving in the emergency responder field.

This “first-nighter” meeting will take place at the Mansfield Fire Department’s No. 4 Mansfield Fire Station, which is located at 1020 South Main Street. During the session, adult Fire Explorer advisors and Boy Scouts of America-Buckeye Council officials will explain careers in the emergency responder field and will provide information about the explorer program.

As an Explorer, you will learn important skills such as team building, leadership, safety, CPR, first aid, fire prevention, and fire suppression, all while learning about a career that interests you.

The Explorer Post is applying for grants to cover the enrollment fee, T-shirt, and other program-related expenses. Anyone interested in more information is asked to contact: [email protected], or visit Learningforlife.org and click on the Exploring icon. The program can also be found on Facebook at: facebook.com/mfe7550.

Source: City of Mansfield

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