This past week I attended (as an advisor), the 3rd Annual Florida Fire Cadet Academy. This is one time a year that all the Fire Cadet/Explorer Posts from around the state, have the opportunity to come together for some extensive training.
There were 75 explorer cadets, and 20 advisors (approx.). The explorers were able to take part in training varying from, water rescue (on the beach, in the boat), extrication (hands on car cutting), arson investigation (determining the origin/cause of a car fire), and much more.
This is an awesome program. The kids involved in the Fire Cadets will emerge as leaders in whatever career/field their lives take them.
For more information on the Fire Cadet Program (Florida) check out the Florida Fire Chiefs Association, Fire Rescue Cadet Section .