Teens invited to explore fire, emergency medical careers

 

September 1, 2023

For $50, young people aged 14-20 can sign up for a new seven-month “fire explorer” program that offers exposure and training for both firefighting and emergency medical service careers.

The Cloquet Area Fire District is offering the new program, which will be one of only a few in northern Minnesota.

Assistant CAFD fire chief Corey Larson said the group will meet once or twice a month during the school year. The curriculum is very similar to firefighter and medic training courses CAFD already offers to its new paid on-call

employees.

“It’s a tremendous opportunity to grow in an area many young...



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