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Fire Explorers Wanted!

Big Bear Lake, CA, February 4, 2015 -Fire Exploring Post #232 is a local organization for high school and early college age adolescents, designed to help them explore the career field of firefighting.  Operating within a sub-division of the Boy Scouts of America called Learning For Life, Fire Exploring is an after school organization taught by career firefighters within the Big Bear Fire Department.  Focusing on work ethic, discipline, integrity and self-worth, the Big Bear Fire Explorer Post has been training the future firefighters of Big Bear and beyond for the last 20 years.  Participants are involved in training events such as night drills, camping and climbing trips.  The Fire Explorer Post also supports the Big Bear Fire Department in all of it’s fund-raising endeavors who together have raised over $15,000 annually for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Special Olympics, and under privileged youth in the Big Bear Valley.  As Post #232 continues to grow, their needs continue to grow, which are almost entirely fulfilled by contributions from the community.  For more information on how you can help contribute, contact the Big Bear Fire Department at...

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Sheriff’s Explorer Ride-Along Program Reinstated

Big Bear Lake, CA, September 26,2011, 8:00am – The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department has reinstated the Explorer Ride-Along Program after it was temporarily suspended several months ago. In late April, Sheriff Rod Hoops requested a full review and reconstruction of the Explorer Program and suspended the Ride-Along portion of the program. During the review process, Sheriff’s Volunteer Forces Division personnel met with all fifteen Explorer posts throughout the department, 216 Explorers and their parents participated by having an open dialogue about the program, their knowledge of the department policies and procedures, and the Learning for Life requirements. There was a clear need for education about the program and that was addressed by providing a coordinator handbook to each deputy and supervisor that is assigned to the program. An Explorer policy manual, and activity log book were designed to educate and track the interaction of each individual Explorer, and their time spent with the deputies. The Volunteer Forces Division prepared training and annual training is now mandatory for all Explorers, Parents and Coordinators. Each Explorer will be responsible for an activity log book and each activity or assignment must be approved by a parent, coordinator and Watch Commander. Additionally, each grading period every school age Explorer must submit a copy of their recent grades and must maintain a ‘C’ average. The Explorer Scout Program is sponsored by the Sheriff’s Department...

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Memorial Day Ceremony in Veterans Park

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