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Evanston Fire and Life Safety Services is launching a new Explorer Program. The co-ed program is designed for students 14-20 years of age who would like to witness first-hand what the world of fire and emergency services is really like.

Participants will meet twice a month. Sessions will include small numbers of classroom lectures and a lot of hands-on activities.

Participants will get the opportunity to work with professionals from the Evanston Fire Department and learn a host of skills, including emergency call protocols, firefighting policies and procedures, team building and proper equipment usage.

Evanston Fire and Life Safety Services will host an Explorer Program Open House at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at Fire Headquarters, 909 Lake St., with an introduction to the program, followed by a question and answer session and an explanation of the application process.

Parents and guardians are asked to attend with minors.

For more information, email fireservices@cityofevanston.org or call 311.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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