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Fire explorers learn valuable skills in program


Last updated 11/15/2012 at Noon

North County Fire Explorers Cesar Mercado, left, and Tyler Mahr reel in a fire hose during a recent training session.

Should any one of the dozen or more young people involved with North County Fire Protection District’s (NCFPD) Fire Explorer program (Post #2740) elect not to pursue a career in firefighting, they most certainly would be ideal candidates for the U.S. Marine Corps.

During a Nov. 3 training session, the Explorers responded to every question posed to them from a superior with a hearty “Sir, yes sir” and hustled to and from their assigned posts with military precision. The more senior of the explorers took the lead with their charges, directing the newest members of the group in several...

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