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The Kannapolis Fire Department Explorer Post 001 will celebrate its 9th Anniversary this year. Since the creation of the program, the fire department has gained five firefighters who began their careers as members of this dedicated group.  Teen between the ages 14-20 who have an interest in the fire service, emergency medicine, or public service participate in the Explorers Post which is made possible through the Boy Scouts of America. Members meet twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Monday nights and attend various other events throughout the year. 

A team of ten Kannapolis Explorers recently attended the 9th Annual Millers Ferry Junior Fire Muster held at Millers Ferry Volunteer Fire Department in Rowan County. 

Explorers who participated were Alexandra Piper, Adam Black, Shea Archie, Joseph Majarian, Hunter Mason, Captain Robbie Brown, Jun Fung Ng, Chris Herbert, Captain Thomas Aube, and Greg Sherrill   A total of fifteen teams participated in seven events throughout the competition.   

Lead Explorer Advisor Scott Smith is extremely proud of this group and of their accomplishments. "I’m so impressed with our 2016 Muster Team. Our group competed to win! They showed all of us that hard work pays off. Each team member dedicated countless hours of training and preparation for the Junior Fire Muster and did a great job. What makes me the happiest is that they won the most prestigious award of the day – The Sportsmanship Award," he said.     

The team had quite a day and came home with the following awards: 

Overall Event – 2nd place 

Water Ball – 1st place 

Tug-of-War – 2nd place 

Flying the Wye – 2nd place 

Turnout Gear Race – 3rd place 

The Sportsmanship Award     

Serving as Explorer Advisors are Ashley Armstrong, Kevin Aube, Dan Brown, Brandon Daniel, Lee Goodman, Shane Pethel, and Scott Smith, Lead Advisor.

 Do you know a young person between the ages of 14-21 with an interest in public service? If so invite them to attend our Open Enrollment Meeting.  

 Open Enrollment for 2017 Explorer Post 001   

When: Monday, December 12th from 7pm – 9 pm   

Where: Kannapolis Fire Station #1 Training Room (300 Firehouse Drive)   

Parents/Caregivers will need to be present with Explorers to complete the BSA Explorer paperwork and provide payment for insurance coverage.   

For more information please contact Scott Smith @ ssmith02@kannapolisnc.gov.