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CFD Explorers recognized at city council meeting
Explorers at Council
Explorers with the Camden Fire Department demonstrate donning their gear for members of Camden City Council during their meeting Tuesday evening. The Explorers participated in the S.C. State Firefighters Association’s 2019 Fire Rescue Conference on June 28 in Columbia. They earned third place in team gear donning and second place in hose deployment. (Gee Whetsel/C-I)
At a brief Tuesday night meeting, members of Camden City Council were treated to a presentation by the Camden Fire Department’s (CFD) Explorer Post 911. CFD Chief John Bowers said the young people who are part of the Explorer post are an “important part of our department; we struggle with our numbers in the area of recruitment and retention and part of our process to try to solve those problems is to get young people introduced to the fire service early to whet their appetites. Some will love it but move on to other things, but some will stay and make it their career.”