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The Taylorville Fire Department’s Explorer Open House is Wednesday night. The fire department will be welcoming those between ages 14 and 20 to the fire house starting at 6:30 p.m. on October 25.


The fire department is bringing back the Explorer program after a long recess to encourage young people to become firefighters and EMS personnel when they get older. The program combines classroom and hands-on training experience of what it’s like to be a firefighter, EMT, or paramedic.


Taylorville Assistant Fire Chief Andy Goodall says he and Chief Mike Crews were both a part of the Explorer program when they were teens. He is excited to bring back the program after a long hiatus.


For more information, you can contact the fire department at 824-2295 or by email at tfdexploring@gmail.com.

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