I am an advisor to my Fire Department Explorer Post. We have about 30 members. Members can start in the Explorer program at age 14. Our Explorers meet every week and take the Probationary Fire Fighter Course given to adult members, with the exception of indoor live fire. Those that choose to enter the FD, do not have to take the Probationary Course if they can show competence by testing out. Although some enter the FD when ther reach 18 years of age, we lose many potential members who go away to college. I am attempting to determine how many Volunteer Fire Departments have college students who are members of their FDs and respond to fire and rescue alarms when they are home for semester breaks, summers or weekends. I also need to know what the requirements for "part-time resident" college students are. How do they meet their annual training requirements? Any help would be appreciated.
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Thanks for your help,