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Fire chief proposes tying cadet program to Boy Scouts
by Debbie Lurie-Smith
Jun 28, 2013 | 1769 views | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Gray Fire Department Lt. Keith Eisele works to familiarize cadet Eric Etheridge with the water controls of one of the city’s fire engines. Eisele joined the department as a cadet and now oversees the mentoring program.
Gray Fire Department Lt. Keith Eisele works to familiarize cadet Eric Etheridge with the water controls of one of the city’s fire engines. Eisele joined the department as a cadet and now oversees the mentoring program.
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City Council members met last week to make committee recommendations for the agenda of their July council meeting.

Mayor Gus Wilson changed the order of business for the June 17 committee meeting to allow Fire Chief Max Wood the opportunity to attend his next meeting of the evening at the fire station.

Wood asked the council members to allow a change in Gray’s cadet program. He wants to charter an Explorer Post through the Boy Scouts of America. The program would allow youths, boys and girls, ages 16-18 to have fire safety training and serve as support for the volunteer firefighters.

The chief said the program can be marketed through the school and would cost the city $20 a year for an application fee. He explained one of the benefits of the program is the opportunity of mentoring youths who may become volunteer firefighters.

Lt. Keith Eisele, who actually started with the Gray Fire Department as a cadet, will head up the Explorer Post.

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