The Taylorville Fire Department is looking to bring back a program that will help recruit new firefighters and led to the current administration at the department becoming firefighters. The department is looking to bring back the Explorer Program, which gives young men and women between 14 and 20 years old an opportunity to learn more about the fields of fire and emergency medical services. Current Taylorville Fire Chief Mike Crews and Assistant Fire Chief Andy Goodall both were involved in the Explorer Program before it was disbanded in the 1990’s.
Goodall says he wouldn’t be a firefighter today if it weren’t for the Explorer Program.
The fire department will be having an open house for those interested in the program on October 25th at 6:30 p.m. Nick Zepin is a Taylorville firefighter and the Explorer Program Chairman, and he says the open house will give those interested in becoming an Explorer an opportunity to learn more about the program.
For more information on the program, you can call the fire department at 824-2295 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.