Saturday Drill 10/29/22
epfdexplorers.com The EPFD Explorer Program is a youth-based organization within the EPFD that focuses on fire service exploring.
The organization allows teens and young adults ages 14-21 to see, experience, and train on many aspects of typical firefighter duties. This includes everything from emergency medical procedures, to placing ladders, to (eventually) live fire training. The intent is to allow the participants the opportunity to see what being a firefighter is “all about” before committing to a career in the fire serv
ice. We have a strong focus on physical fitness (a must within the fire service) and overall health. We also do a good amount of volunteer and community service work. Requirements: Explorers must maintain a “C” average in school (progress reports are required to be submitted no later than one week after being issued by the school). You CANNOT have any criminal offenses on your record prior to, or during your participation in the program. You must attend, and be on time to, a minimum of 2 weekly meetings a month and a majority of community service/volunteer opportunities. Uniform regulations are strictly enforced. You will need to provide black steel-toe boots, a black belt with a simple “D” buckle, running shoes, and navy blue flat-front Dickie’s style work pants. Do not make any purchases prior to your first day. There are some other little things that we will cover on day 1. Weekly meetings are held at the El Paso Fire Training Academy at 6800 Delta inside of Ascarate Park from 8-11 am. If you need directions let me know. When entering the park you will need to let the guard shack attendant know that you are there for the fire department to avoid having to pay the entry fee. It is STRONGLY suggested that you eat a small meal prior to coming out, and make sure to bring water with you.
Saturday Drill 10/29/22
Saturday Drill 10:29/22
Saturday Drill 10/29/22: Humble beginnings…re-beginnings…whatever 🤷♂️ Here we go! NEXT DRILL 11/12/22 @ 0800
After a long hiatus we’re determined to get this post up and running again. COVID, structural changes, blah, blah, blah! We’re past it, it’s over and our goal is to make this as good, or even better, as it ever was. Let’s go!!!
Combat Challenge training this morning, Pat O'Rourke Rec Center Halloween Carnival this afternoon, Sheriff's Office Haunted House this evening. It's gonna be a very busy day, Explorers!
Explorers, we will be hiking up to the B-36 crash site next Saturday. We will meet at the TA at 0600...departing at 0615 PROMPTLY. Uniform is whatever you want, but pants & long sleeves are HIGHLY recommended. You should start hydrating early in the week & make sure you are well rested. If you have any questions get in touch with Jay.
Explorers, today the uniform will be FD t-shirt with khaki shorts or pants. If you don't have this then pants & polos. See you there!
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Explorers: We have been requested to participate in the NorthEaster Parade this Saturday, 4/4. Pants & polos, also bring your gear. Make sure to remove the lining from it. The staging are will be at Hercules & Diana. If you have questions: Jay 787-9754
Yes, Explorers, we will be meeting tomorrow. That is all.
Today was the last meeting of the EPFD Explorers for 2014. I was very happy to see so many of you show up today to complete your new applications & commit to the program for another year. Everyone please be safe & enjoy this break. We'll meet again on January 10th & get to work for the New Year.-Jay
Explorers, this Saturday will be our last meeting for the year. Please bring your $24 and be prepared to complete your application for the new year. See you guys this weekend!
Explorers : we will not be meeting this week. Have a safe & Happy Thanksgiving weekend.
Explorers, we will meet at the Training Academy at 0730 on Sunday for the Kip Hall Memorial Combat Challenge. Those who plan to compete need to make sure they bring their gear. Everyone else will be assisting elsewhere as needed (there's TONS to do!). For those not competing the uniform will be pants & polos. If you have any questions LMK-Jay
Explorers: I apologize to have to do this again, but I need to cancel for tomorrow. I am on duty, and the other Advisors are out of town. We have the Kip Hall Memorial Combat Challenge on the 16th (Sunday). We will not be meeting on the 15th prior to that. I will send out info on the event later. Sorry again.-Jay
MDA Walk tomorrow (Sat) @ The Fountains @ 7am. We will follow that up with the Halloween Spooktacular @ the Coliseum from 10am-8pm. Then Sunday we'll head back to Spooktacular from 11-6. See ya there!
Explorers: we will be continuing with combat challenge prep tomorrow. Dress appropriately & make sure to bring your water.
Explorers & Advisors: City Rep Romero & the Dept have requested us to help with a NE clean up project. We will meet at 3801 Fort Blvd (Station 12) this Saturday at 0730. Uniform is pants & polos. It could be hot, so bring hats & sunscreen (if you want). We will have water there for you. They also said lunch would be provided, but bring a couple of dollars just in case. There will be no meeting at the TA.
Explorers & Advisors: The Explorers have been requested by City Rep Lily Limon to participate in a Fire & Train Safety Day on Saturday 8/9/14 from 10am to noon at Eastwood Heights Elementary located at 10530 Janway. As usual, uniform will be pants and polos. FF Jesse Franco will be the lead on this event. He can be reached at (915) 204-4704. There will not be a meeting at the Training Academy on this day.
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Explorers: Don't forget the Battle of the Badges Blood Drive at Cielo Vista is THIS Fri & Sat 10-7, Sun 12-6. Uniform is pants & polos. Come out and contribute to our SIXTH CONSECUTIVE WIN! I don't expect you to be there all day everyday, but be there when you can. If you have questions contact Jay 787-9754
Explorers & Advisors: The Battle of the Badges Blood Drive is next week on Friday & Saturday 10-7, and Sunday 12-6. It will be in Cielo Vista mall near JC Penny. Uniform will be pants & polos. If you are 16 or older and want to donate you will need an ID (school or state), and a parent to sign. Anyone interested in being "Sparky" please let Jay know (787-9754). GO FIRE!!
6800 Delta Drive
El Paso, TX
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