Local

November 21, 2012

‘Training Tomorrow’s Firefighters Today’

Tags:
Macie Conner
Public Information Officer Inland Empire Fire Explorer Academy


The Inland Empire Fire Explorer Association hosted the 21st Fire Explorer Academy at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin. The Academy started Nov. 14 and concluded with a graduation ceremony on Nov. 18.

This year, 160 explorers representing 27 departments from San Bernardino and Riverside counties participated in rigorous training on structural firefighting, flammable liquids and gases, and firefighter safety and survival. Throughout the academy, approximately 70 fire personnel and explorer advisors instructed our explorers on the three training elements.

The Inland Empire Fire Explorer Association is an organization created to teach the youth how to live with integrity, unity, and respect, as well as the fundamentals of what it takes to be a firefighter. The IEFEA’s motto is “Training Tomorrow’s Firefighters Today.”

During the stay at Fort Irwin, the explorers got an inside look at life in the military. They slept in Army barracks, ate in the dining facility, marched from point A to point B, and interacted with Soldiers. On Nov. 15 the public was invited to watch the Explorers participate in the flammable liquids and gases night-burn. A few explorers were able to interact with Soldiers and Families, explaining what Explorers do during the academy. Explorers in turn learned about what life is like on post for military Families.

The academy marked the 11th visit to Fort Irwin in the Academy’s 21-year history. The IEFEA had its first academy in 1992 with only 35 explorers at Victor Valley High School. Twenty-one years later, more than 3,700 explorers have been trained in all aspects of basic structural and wild land firefighting operations. Many Explorers who have passed through the IEFEA Fire Academy have gone on to become full-time firefighters. Many return as advisors to teach and use their story as a testament of success.

Thank you to the Fort Irwin Fire Department, The United States Army, and to all those here that made this possible. See you next year!




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

News Briefs May 2015

May 3-9 is Public Service Recognition Week By The Partnership for Public Service Celebrated the first full week in May since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week is a time set aside to honor the men and women who serve our nation as federal, state, county and local government employees. Our theme for PSRW 2015 is...
 
 
JesusAguilar

Bringing smiles to people’s faces

Jesus Aguilar (right), Burger King employee, serves a customer his breakfast. BEST Opportunities job coach Angelika Felix was coaching Aguilar on his second day of work after an accident resulted in the amputation of his right ...
 
 
Photo courtesy of Capt. Jason King

NCOs now Battle Staff ready

Photo courtesy of Capt. Jason King Capt. Jason King and his younger brother Master Sgt. Joshua King competed in the 2015 Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Ga., April 10-12.   Fourteen United States Army Soldiers gra...
 

 
Photo courtesy of Capt. Jason King

‘This is the year’

Photo courtesy of Capt. Jason King Capt. Jason King and his younger brother Master Sgt. Joshua King competed in the 2015 Best Ranger Competition at Fort Benning, Ga., April 10-12. “Hey if we’re going to do it, this is the y...
 
 
Stole-2

Changing of the Stole marks transition in pastoral duties

  Pastoral duties for two religious services transitioned to three pastors during ceremonies at the main post chapel here, March 22 and 29. A Changing of the Stole ceremony March 22 was presided over by National Training C...
 
 

News Briefs April 2015

Ongoing Free tax filing services. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday, through April 15. Tax center, building 230. Available to active duty military personnel (including Reserves and National Guard on orders for 30 days or more), their dependents, and military retirees. Call 380-3604. Holy Week and Easter Services April 3, 3 p.m., Stations...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin