I am the outpost cheif advisor, it was started in 05, with enthusiasm from the county fathers and the other officers of Kearny County Fire & Rescue. I have been a member since 2000, with FFII and E.M.T. I certifications. Hope you enjoy what you see here
Kearny County Fire & Rescue
Outpost No. 5
Our goal is to give young adults the opportunity to reach their goal of becoming a firefighter professional. It is never too early to start gaining experience and building the network that will eventually lead to a career or volunteer positions in a firefighting setting.
Explorer posts are a part of the Boys Scouts of America through their “Venture Crew” program that focuses on particular careers. Exploring is a worksite-based program that will provide opportunities to learn about career opportunities in association with adults from community organizations.
Exploring is a worksite and insight program to teach younger adults the appropriate conduct and education required to lead them in their goals. Exploring will also educate the applicants in fire safety and responsibility of fire safety.
The fees required for participation and insurance will be paid for by Explorer Post #5 through fund raisers and events that you will be required to attend.
Other duties and/or items required by you to remain in good standing with the Explorer Post are the following:
You must graduate high school
A copy of your grades every reporting period (minimum of 2.0 GPA) SCHOOL IS OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE
100 hours of community service per year (50 hours at the time of the Explorer Post Academy located at Garden City Community College to attend)
C.P.R Certified through American Heart Association
First Aid Certified through American Heart Association
FURTHER MORE YOUR NAME WILL BE FOWARDED TO KEARNY COUNTY SHERRIF’S OFFICE ALONG WITH SCHOOL OFFICIALS AND YOUR BEHAIVOR AND ACTIONS WILL BE REPORTED BACK TO THE EXPLORER POST ADVISORS IF IT IS UNBECOMING SOMEONE IN YOUR POSITION AS A FUTURE PILLAR OF THE COMMUNITY SO BE ADVISED THAT IT WOULD BE WISE TO NOTIFY THE OUTPOST CHAIRMAN OF ANY PROBLEMS OR TROUBLE THAT MAY BE ENCOUNTERED
You will be given a pager to notify of meetings and runs, this pager is your responsibility and you will be liable for its upkeep and replacement if lost.
Your driving record is of the utmost importance, when responding to the fire house in your personal vehicle you will obey all local traffic laws-YOU ARE NOT DRIVING AN EMERGENCY VEHICLE.
This book is to outline the rules and regulations you are expected to follow as part of being a participant of this organization. These are to be followed as guide secondary to Kearny County Fire & Rescue’s bylaws. These bylaws may be changed at little or no notice under the following conditions, the chairman of the outpost and at least two (2) other advisors must be present.
APPEARANCE AND ATTITUDE
We will expect your best behavior while representing our outpost. You will be looked upon as a leader and a model for future volunteers. Your attitude and appearance will reflect our entire department.
Your personal appearance is not a main concern, as we do not supply or require any type of uniform, but it is asked that you dress appropriately as follows:
It asked that you wear clothes that won’t matter if they get dirty.
For safety reasons excessive “baggy” clothing will not be allowed.
Clothing with suggestive words or phrases will also not be allowed.
No open toe shoes
No half shirts
Clothes that are not allowed at our public schools will not be allowed at our meetings, seminars and trips out of town.
Long hair needs to be pulled back as to not get caught in any moving parts of the apparatuses and equipment you will be around.
No revealing clothing
No piercing that might get caught on S.C.B.A. masks or any part of the bunker gear that you will be required to wear when participating in training drills.
This is strictly a volunteer program. We do ask however that your attendance is limited to 3 unexcused absences a year.
It is understandable that family and prearranged circumstances come first. Excused absence is an absence where you have contacted and advisor and explained to them why you will be missing a meeting or event. In the event that an emergency has arisen, you may contact an advisor at a later date.
We will have a command structure inside the outpost program where the outpost volunteers will hold position inside the department; the Chain Of Command is as follows:
Assistant Fire Chief,
ON SCENE PARTICIPATION
Until you have completed our training program, we ask that that your participation on the FIRE SCENE will be strictly as an observer. After completion Outpost Leaders will determine your participation level.
Open Door Policy
The open door policy is to provide anyone that is a part of our Outpost Troop to feel free to talk to a superior about a problem or issue they have. It is asked however that you follow the proper chain of command as listed above, if you feel that your issue was not resolved to your satisfaction, you may move up the chain of command, if you feel that the issue is still not resolved you may, in writing, summit a request to the commanding officers for an official hearing with all parties involved, the issue will be resolved though it may take some time to follow the proper channels.