Students from 14 to 20 years old who once told their elders that they wanted to be a firefighter some day will have a chance to help make those dreams come true at an open house to be held by the Evanston Fire Department Wednesday evening.

The event will feature the department’s Fire Explorer program, which gives participants the opportunity to work with and learn from professionals at the EFD.

The program covers information about emergency call protocols, firefighting policies and procedures, while giving participants hands-on experiences with real life fire and emergency medical equipment.

There are team-building exercises, ride-alongs, and much more.

The open house will be held Wednesday, Jan. 24, at 7 p.m. at the department’s headquarters at 909 Lake St.

Additional information is available on the city’s website.

Charles Bartling

A resident of Evanston since 1975, Chuck Bartling holds a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and has extensive experience as a reporter and editor for daily newspapers, radio...

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