The next generation of firefighters will have the opportunity to check out the job with the Explorer Program the Taylorville Fire Department is looking to bring back. The Explorer Program gives anyone between the ages of 14 and 20 the opportunity to learn more about the fields of fire and emergency medical services.
Taylorville Assistant Fire Chief Andy Goodall says they want to teach those who join the program the skills necessary for these life-saving professions.
Nick Zepin is a Taylorville firefighter and the Explorer Program Chairman, and he says he would have loved to have been a part of the program if it was around when he was younger.
Both Taylorville Fire Chief Mike Crews and Goodall went through 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.