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~Current Explorer List~
Name: Sign Up Date:
Chief Dominic Fornari September 8, 2013
Assistant Chief Sawyer Tabit June 12, 2014
Captain Kyler Sabo May 23, 2016
Brenden Ethington July 28, 2015
Zachary Harper September 13, 2015
Josiah Watson September 21, 2016
Joshua Hect October 7, 2016
Zachary Zito January 20, 2017
Total Explorers = 8
Adult Advisor List 2017:
Firefighter Joe Yambrick Executive Contact
Chief Brent Cole Committee Chairman
Lieutenant Brendt Cole Committee Member
Lieutenant David Jones Committee Member
Firefighter Dan Merriam Lead Advisor
Firefighter Greg Baker Associate Advisor
Firefighter Lori McKerracher Associate Advisor
Sergeant Tim  McKnight Associate Advisor
Karen Merriam Associate Advisor

For copy of the Explorer Post 41 Standard Operating Procedures, CLICK HERE

2017 Explorer Training Schedule

Date Day Station Topic Start Time Advisor
02/12 Sun 1 Search & Rescue 0900 D. Merriam
02/15 Wed 1 SCBA 1830 D. Merriam
03/12 Sun 2 Extrication 0900 D. Merriam
03/15 Wed 2 Grass Fires 1830 D. Merriam
04/09 Sun 2 Burn Trailers/Search & Rescue 0900 D. Merriam
04/19 Wed 1 Hydrants 1830 D. Merriam
05/14 Sun 2 Hose Loads 0900 D. Merriam
05/17 WEd 2 Tools 1830 D. Merriam
06/11 Sun 1 Ropes 0900 D. Merriam
06/21 Wed 2 Ladders 1830 D. Merriam
08/13 Sun 2 Extinguishers 0900 D. Merriam
08/16 Wed 2 Air-Bags 1830 D. Merriam
09/10 Sun 1 Fire Streams 0900 D. Merriam
09/20 Wed 1 Car Fires 1830 D. Merriam
10/08 Sun 2 PPE 0900 D. Merriam
10/18 Wed 2 Salvage & Overhaul 1830 D. Merriam
11/12 Sun 1 Forcible Entry 0900 D. Merriam
11/15 Wed 1 Radios 1830 D. Merriam

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The Tall Pine Council oversees the Explorer Program.  Click on the image below to visit the web site.

Many Explorers have become members of area fire departments in one capacity or another. Although not all of them are still part of an organized fire department, the fact that they immediately became an active member says a lot about the organization.
They are:
Larry Allen, Patrick Hart, Daniel Williams, LeAnn Ostyn, Keith Hawkins, Valerie King, Dawn King, David Plumb, Jonathon Torrey, Jeremy McNamara, Bob Ownsby, Michael Onore, Shane Doyan, David Nordman, Timothy Vesper, Ronald Mills Jr., Stephen Tabit, Richard Molina, Dale Flowers, Jason Morey, Paul Smiljanich, John Lovelace, Darren Corcoran, Douglas Hubbell, Patrick Busch, Michael George, Larry Mark, Brian Kump, David Derby, Nicholas Funk, Lou Ann Cole, Danielle Gilbank, Kevin Harmes, Jonathan Derby, Joshua Brewbaker, Caleb Derby, Joel Derby, Tony Simpson, Andrew Ringwelski, Mark Merriam, Brett Beckley, Daniel Merriam, Austin Bower, Sedrick Fornari, Blake Lakies
Total individuals that immediately became a Firefighter after quitting = 45

Explorer Post 41 has been a part of the Swartz Creek Area Firefighters, Inc., since the middle 1980's. For a short time, in the early 90's, the Explorer program wasn't active. However in 1994, it was realized how important the program was to the SCAFD, and was re-started. With the financial help of the Swartz Creek Area Firefighters, Inc., the group re-organized itself and has been self-sufficient ever since.

The Explorer Program is a vocationally oriented division of the Boy Scouts of America, Learning for Life Division It is open to young people ages, 14-21, that have graduated from the 8th grade, who are interested in exploring future career opportunities. Post 41 is sponsored and run by the Swartz Creek Area Firefighters, Inc, but any post can be established and be sponsored and run by any, public or private, organization or company. The sponsors provide a meeting place and skilled advisors to run the post.



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