Mason County Sheriff’s Office and Fire District #4 To Hold Public Safety Explorers Information Night For Students and Parents. Students interested in public safety (law enforcement, fire service, emergency medical service) careers are encouraged to attend the Mason County Public Safety Exploring Informational Meeting on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 7:00 pm at the Arcadia Fire Hall, 2970 SE Arcadia Road, Shelton.
The Public Safety Exploring Program is open to youth (male and female) ages 14 through 20 years old with an interest in learning more about careers in public safety. In affiliation with the Boy Scouts of America, the Mason County Sheriff’s Office and Fire District #4 sponsors the Explorer Post which provides youth with education, training, first-hand career experience, leadership opportunities and community service activities. The program goal is to encourage youth to become responsible citizens of the community and nation.
“Connecting with youth is a vital part of building partnerships between public safety agencies and the community,” states Fire Chief Bob Burbridge. “The Explorer Program is an excellent opportunity for our young citizens to have a great educational experience that lasts a lifetime.” Both Chief Burbridge and Sheriff Casey Salisbury encourages both parents and youth to attend the First Nighter meeting.
Explorers also help the Sheriff’s Office and the Fire District with community events; assist with certain activities, such as traffic control, crowd control; and partner with fire and law enforcement agencies. The program has just completed its first year, remaining the only multi-discipline explorer post in the state. Those interested in learning more about Public Safety Exploring should contact Fire District #4 at 360-426-7222, and attend the informational meeting on Thursday, June 26th.
MCSO & FD4 Press Release - June 24, 2014