Galion Fire Department Hosts Program For Potential Recruits

  • 11/15/2018 7:36:53 PM
  • Jesse Smith
  • Local News

GALION, OH - The City of Galion, in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America's Explorer program, held an open house at the Galion Fire Department to invite potential trainees to see what working as a firefighter is like.

"I think it gives them that first look at a career in public safety," said Phil Jackson, Galion Fire Chief. "It's something that you can't get otherwise unless you volunteer or work part-time somewhere. It's kind of unique in the fact that they're going to get to do a lot of the things we do, although in a safe environment."

The program is specifically targeting young men and women to create a group of four to eight trainees, all between the ages of 15 and 19 years old. Those interested in pursuing a career in public safety can call the Galion Fire Department to be signed up for the program. Program participants will meet typically once or twice a month for training sessions. 

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